Gottman’s Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

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This is a summary of Gottman’s 7 principles from his book (Available here).    Enhance Your Love Maps   Basically, the more you know about each other the stronger your relationship will be. So a “love map” is basically your schema for the knowledge that you possess of your partner, include a range of details involving their hopes, dreams, fears, …

Key Study: The effects of emotion (stress) on memory (Luethi et al, 2009)

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The following has been adapted from our exam revision book: IB Psychology: A Revision Guide (available here). This is relevant for the effects of emotion on cognition and the HL extension: the (positive) effects of technology on emotion and cognitive processes and the reliability of cognitive processes. When we feel stressed our body releases a hormone called cortisol. The effects …

Review Idea: Key Study Jenga

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I’m sure this idea has probably been around for years, but I’ve never seen it so here’s what I came up the other day as I spied a jenga set in a classroom. This review idea would work well at the end of the course before exams. It might be an idea to give to students to do for themselves …

FREE Teacher Support Pack (TSP) Now Available – Introduction to Psychology

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Last year I published a number of resources to support teaching Chapter 1 of IB Psychology, A Student’s Guide. Twelve months later and our website has developed so we can now offer the complete set of resources completely free. Find the Intro TSP and more HERE!  Like all our TSPs, this one comes with: Lesson plans Complete unit plan (ready to be …

Lesson/Revision Idea: The Two Minute Drill

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How it works… Put two minutes on a timer (I use a trusty kitchen timer) Project a possible exam question, maybe one for a topic that you’ve been working on or revising Students have two minutes to outline a plan of how they’d answer that question A4 pieces of paper cut in half are good to use Collect all answers …

For Teachers: PT Conferences Made-Easy

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Yesterday we had Parent-Teacher (PT) conferences at school and I thought I’d share a few things that made for smooth sailing and an enjoyable day for me. We only have ten minutes per interview, so I’ll share how I managed to communicate a whole lot in that short time. New teachers will probably find this a lot more helpful than …

Lesson Idea: Reviewing Year One

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After two months of summer my students have had every chance to forget almost everything we did in year one. Sh*t, even when I sit down to my desk to plan the second year I struggle to think what we’ve already covered. For this reason I like to spend the entire first lesson on reviewing what we did in year …