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Lesson Idea: Reviewing Year One

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. 391 more words

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Lesson Idea: Review Intro to Psych w/ KAHOOT

I love Kahoot, as most teachers do. It’s a great way to review “knowledge,” especially key terms.

One of the features I like about Kahoot is that it actually lets you gather some good formative data. 113 more words

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Lesson Idea: What do psychologists study?

I like to take my introduction to psychology quite slowly. On the very first lesson I get students to think about the definition of psychology and what they actually study by doing the following activity. 418 more words

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Lesson Idea: Introduction to Psychology JEOPARDY

The content of this jeopardy is based on Chapter One of “IB Psychology: A Student’s Guide”

At the end of a unit or after a few topics where there’s lots of content to review, I LOVE making a Jeopardy game for students to play in small groups. 

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Lesson Idea: Understanding conclusions from studies

This lesson idea is designed to go with the Introductory chapter, Topic 1.2 (b), Applying Conclusions.

For years I fear I underestimated just how complex psychology studies are at first glance for brand new IB Psychology students, so I’ve made a deliberate effort in my new course to have a real gradual introduction into using psychology studies.

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Lesson Idea: Thinking critically about correlations

This activity idea works well as a follow-up to the other activity about causation versus. correlation.

When looking at correlational studies and quasi-experiments it’s important, I think, to allow students to make the obvious conclusion first, which is generally one of causation.

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Lesson Idea: Explaining the difference between causation and correlation

This lesson works well with in the introductory unit, topic 1.2, lesson (d) “correlation.”

The following TED Talk by Adam Grant is really interesting for a number of reasons and it’s well worth a watch.

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