Broken Beauties—the Art of Brokenness

By Guest Writer Melissa Kandido Melissa Kandido teaches IB Art, IB History, IB English, & IB Geography for middle and upper grades at the Windhoek International School in Windhoek, Namibia.  She is sharing with us her experiences and adventures this year as an international educator and IB teacher.  The synthesis work I gave to my IBDP12 (International [...]

Latest and Greatest Apps: Green Screen & Open Gallery

Year 2 of 1:1 iPad classroom is in full swing. Students have their Apple I.D.s, their workhorse apps and access to the Haiku Learning Management Platform for online class resources. It has been a slow to transition back into work flow even though they are excited to game or text chat any moment a teacher leaves them with [...]

April is Poetry Month: "Look in Thy Heart and Write!"

April is Poetry Month. What should you do about this? Take advice from Sir Philip Sidney and "Look in thy heart and write." Sidney composed "An Apology for Poetry"  (Defence of Poesie) in 1575, and in this essay he maintains poetry combines the liveliness of history with philosophy; this combination is more effective than either history or philosophy in inspiring readers. According to Sidney, poetry [...]

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