Month: April 2015

Test Prep! How to get those Elusive Critical Thinking Points!!!

Test Prep! How to get those Elusive Critical Thinking Points!!!

Putting the Critical Thinking Puzzle Together In class, we went over a paper 3 in great detail with the goal of demystifying the IB rubric. We generated a great “HOW TO” earn critical thinking points list! It’s reproduced below: Make Connections between perspectives.  If you’re […]

IB Psych:  Creating Jeopardy Questions LIKE A BOSS

IB Psych: Creating Jeopardy Questions LIKE A BOSS

Creating Quiz Questions are playing jeopardy are great ways to review! So we’re going to create Jeopardy questions and play jeopardy!!  Use the Linked, “guide to creating Jeopardy Questions” Below.  You need to create 10 Questions from your assigned unit of study! Creating Jeopardy Questions […]

Heidegger and “the thing”

Heidegger and “the thing”

Martin Heidegger is considered by many who opine on such things to be one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Certainly one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.  The difficulty in comprehending his work often equals it’s greatness. With the fact that […]

Aesthetic Experience: Schopenhaur and Dewey on the value of art and criticism

Aesthetic Experience: Schopenhaur and Dewey on the value of art and criticism

What is the value of art?!   Since the beginning of human civilization there has always been art. What is it about an “aesthetic experience” that is such a crucial element of the human condition? Philosophy of Art: There have been many philosophers who have […]

IB Psych Paper 3: Analyzing Research

IB Psych Paper 3: Analyzing Research

Research Methods: Paper 3 Read the article on the famous Purdue study on learning methods and retention of information and then answer the accompanying questions below in order to increase your fluency in regard to quantitative and qualitative research methods!! If you Really Want to […]

Heidegger vs. Reductionism

Heidegger vs. Reductionism

Martin Heidegger is considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century and is a personal favorite of mine!  His work centers around existentialism, and specifically, phenomenology, an area of philosophy.  We’ll read Heidegger as we progress through the course, however reading […]

Haters Gonna Hate: Language and Narcissism in Post Modern America

Haters Gonna Hate: Language and Narcissism in Post Modern America

In TOK, we examine the ways in which language affects cognition and constructs knowledge.  However it’s equally important to understand the way in which our culture, beliefs, and values are reflected in the language we create.  Read the excellently written piece by American Author Colson […]