Planner for beginning of the year

Online Learning Planner MSHS-1-1

Online and Blended learning.

Teaching HL subjects we have been doing blended learning for the past 2 years. I think the idea is to make blended learning As short as possible and to the point. This way students will be more likely to be engaged with it. Also  there needs to be follow up with the blended learning, this way students know that the teacher is serious about it. One question I have is why is blended learning not called homework?

For online work, I need to be more stringent on students having their camera on. This way I can gauge students understanding of the concepts. Most of the students attended the zoom sessions during the online learning form Feb on-wards. The tough thing is that there are some many resources out there that it takes time to use them or you just stick to the ones you know.


Care and Clarity are the areas i am going to work on. With IB students you need to be very clear with instructions and when the instructions are posted online there can be different interpretations.

Care is one are that needs to be addressed with students coming back or being stuck in isolation. We need to remember that this is difficult for them and need to be flexible as teachers. I look for support of the other science teachers when looking for solutions. There is a vast wealth of knowledge within the department and there are good ideas always being thrown around.

Magic wand

All students enjoying being together, asking each other questions. Students enjoying learning and having those lightbulb moments.


Welcome to your Professional Learning Blog! This is a place for you to post your goals, and reflect on them throughout the year.

  • Decide on your goal, perhaps in consultation with your colleagues or principal, and create a post to share with this online professional learning community that you are now a part of! Categorise this post in Goal Setting. Set your goal by considering:
    • Self assessment and reflection based on new teacher standards ¬†(Tripod 7C’s)
    • Previous or new observation data from peers and principals
    • Student surveys (online surveys developed and aligned with 7C’s)
  • Identify colleagues, coaches, principals etc. that will play a supporting role in achieving your goal, and invite them to view and comment on your post. Encourage them to bookmark your blog and visit regularly.
  • Throughout the year, collect and share evidence to support your progress. Categorise these posts in Reflection.
  • Encourage your colleagues to share your learning journey by engaging with your blog. In return, engage with their blog (and others across the School)
  • You may also like to share work that your students have created or your own professional achievements that may not be directly related to your goal setting. This is encouraged! Categorise these posts as Showcase.

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