Last weekend I attended a "ATLs in the DP" training session, run by the wonderful Chiel Mooij. This was a super enjoyable session, which touched a lot on international mindedness and TOK. Although I am an MYP teacher, I found this super useful, especially with discussion about bringing more TOK into other classes.
One of the tools Chiel shared was the IB's "Approaches to teaching and learning in the Diploma Programme: Reflection tool". (available on MY IB, or here). I found this took super useful, for reflecting on my teaching practice in general, not just on particular units, and not just for DP.
I decided to take this document, and make it into a Google Form - I will make copies of the form and use them for different purposes. For example, I will make a copy to:
When reflecting on each skill/activity, it ranges from "In almost every lesson" to "Not in this unit/topic". However, it is important to understand that you are not aiming for "In almost every lesson" everytime - firstly it would be impossible to do each activity/skill in every class, and also some are needed more regularly than others. For example, "Thinking Skills -ask open questions?" you might aim to do this in every lesson, but "Self-Management Skills - discuss planning and approaches to revision?" might happen only once.
It's a super long form. I've made it so none of the questions are required (apart from the one asking if you want to move to ATLs/ATTs or Complete the Form). You can just look at one particular section, or can skip through what you think is not relevant.
It also might just be worth looking through the initial document or the survey, and picking out your strengths and weaknesses.
Here are some of the changes:
Feel free to fill in my copy of the form. This will just be used as a template, but I .am happy to see people filling it in. If you want a copy, please leave a comment with your GMAIL address.