Markham T&L Blog

December 12, 2018

The IB has a focus on conceptual understanding (it is one of their Approaches to Teaching) but also recognises the importance of developing content knowledge and skills. In a recent CPD session we discussed what the breakdown of these three were in our own teaching and what we thought the IB emphasi...

April 11, 2018


As many conferences are this was something of a curate’s egg. There were some very good parts and some weak ones. There were some common themes and some contradictions. The themes that stood out to me were educators from all over the world looking forward (It was called “shaping the future”)...

April 11, 2018

6B Students learn about heart and lung anatomy, structure and function by dissection.

In PE one of our key foci in teaching and learning is to plan regular opportunities for students to experience theory in an active learning environment. In today’s lesson 6B achieved this by learning about the  stru...

July 4, 2016


  • The IT Department is trying Blogger as a collaboration with Peter Kvietok in History

  • We are looking to use Blogger for supplementary material (see below) for exam classes and to display work for S2

  • We are already using Moodle for class materials and quizzes

  • We currently hav...

May 26, 2016


What We Did:


We carried out a Lesson Study that focused on enhancing students thinking and analysis skills. Through our Lesson Study, we hoped to encourage students to produce more detailed and in-depth responses to exam-style analysis tasks. We carried out the joint planning and predicting of stud...

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