Are you new to teaching IB Economics this year? Or maybe you’re looking for someone to meet with on a regular basis to get new ideas on lesson plans, or new writing strategies for students, or maybe just another perspective on your teaching? If so, I would love to work with you to help expand your craft of teaching.
This one-on-one program can be set up to meet your individual needs and time constraints. The idea is that we partner up around your needs as a teacher moving through the curriculum. We would meet one-on-one eight different times throughout the semester via Zoom to collaborate with one another.
After 19 years in the classroom, I remember sharply those key people along the way that provided me with little golden nuggets that transformed a lesson, a unit, or even altered my view on teaching. I would love to share what I’ve learned from experience, from mistakes made, and from working with thousands of kids over the years. I would love to help you, especially if you are starting your journey through IB Economics for the first time.
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The IB Diploma Program - Introduction, overview, and explanation of the IB Diploma Program.
The IB Economics Curriculum - Introduction and overview of the two-year IB Economics curriculum.
The Internal Assessment - What is it? When to assign it? How to assess it?
Content - Discussion and explanation of IB Economic concepts and theory
Daily Planning - Specific guidance on lesson planning strategies, pacing, and student centered activities
Assessment - Focused discussion on assessments—quizzes, tests, mock exams
Application - Detailed advice on connecting economic theory to real-life examples
Sharing - Just sharing ideas, thoughts, challenges, and successes
I currently teach IB Economics and Theory of Knowledge at the International School Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile. I have also served as Nido's IB Extended Essay Coordinator for the past four years. I have 19 years of classroom experience, nine of which have been teaching both High Level and Standard Level IB Economics.
Prior to moving to Chile in 2012, I spent four years at the American School of Nicaragua. Three of those years I taught high school history, one of them I spent as High School Principal. I began my teaching career in 2002 at the Atlanta Girls’ School in the United States. Prior to teaching, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the central mountains of the Dominican Republic. I am a graduate of Duke University where I studied Public Policy Studies and History.
Teaching IB Economics has been the most rewarding experience of my nineteen-year career and I would love to share a bit of what I've learned along the way. Please don't hesitate to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Wishing you all the best out there.
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