Outline from Balancing the See Saw

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Activities, Presentations

Workshop Description – During this three hour session participants will take an in-depth look at finding balance with technology on individual and organizational levels. We will explore current thinking and popular media concerning the influence of technology on maintaining balance in our school, work, and personal lives. In this interactive session, we will evaluate how technology […]

Three Generations of Balance at Learning 2 Asia

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Presentations, Technology, Video

  Learning 2 Asia at UWCSEA in Singapore was a phenomenal experience this year. As a Learning 2 leader I had a chance to completely engage with the topic of “Balance” preparing and leading my learning 2 talk, my 3 hour extended sessions, and a shorter nutshell session at this conference. Not only did I […]

Knowledge, Language, and Sense Perception in the News

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

Find a news article with at least 500 words of written text and an accompanying embedded video (ie merely video news or written news will be insufficient for this assignment). As you read the article identify the knowledge claims made, the use of language, and the elements of the piece that utilize perception as a […]

TOK Typhoon Day October 16th 2013

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

  Happy Typhoon day. I hope everyone is safe where you are. According to the assignment, here are the details: Outline due (in class) Wednesday October 16th This means you have a complete introduction, topic sentences for each point and supporting details (including evidence and examples) in bullet point form, at least, for each paragraph. […]

Evaluating Knowledge Claims

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

As my year 1 Theory of Knowledge Class builds momentum I work with my students to identify Knowledge Claims within real life situations and begin to develop solid Knowledge Questions to challenge and examine those claims. For the uninitiated, knowledge claims are statements of apparent truth or fact related to a particular area of knowledge that […]

Class of 2014 Blogging Requirements

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in TOK

This is a class that you should be learning from everyday…at home, in all your classes, when watching TV, or when your mind wanders. To help you bring what happens outside the classroom to TOK, you will be asked to do create a TOK journal/blog for TOK.  The TOK blog can be the most important […]

Stages of Thinking Related to TOK

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 in TOK, Uncategorized

  Stage 1 You hold mostly unexamined and/or unconsciously-held opinions. Stage 2 You begin to doubt, as your opinions are questioned and you have trouble defending them. Stage 3 You take shelter in relativism: all opinions, you say, are equally valid. Everyone is right. Stage 4 You have opinions again, but this time they are […]

Do We Care Whether Our Beliefs are True?

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 in Featured Content, TOK

You’ve already written a response regarding the degree to which you can agree and disagree with the quote, “We see the world not as it is, but as we are” from the Talmud.  In this next section we are going to continue to examine how our biases influence the formation of knowledge and what we […]

Anything but Nonsense

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Featured Content, PSHE, Reflections on Counseling

This year we have added another year to our Personal Social Health Education program with the class offered to grade 10. Having worked with this year group in grade 9, it is great to be back together for another year. The program has been expanded and I am excited to approach the opportunities and challenges […]

TOK Blog Overview and Criteria

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 in TOK

This is a class that you should be learning from everyday…at home, in all your classes, when watching TV, or when your mind wanders. To help you bring what happens outside the classroom to TOK, you will be asked to do create a TOK journal/blog for TOK.  The TOK blog can be the most important […]