IB Matters

ATL's Episode 2: States of Mind with John Harvey

July 26, 2022 Jon Peterson / John Harvey Season 3 Episode 2
IB Matters
ATL's Episode 2: States of Mind with John Harvey
Show Notes

This episode is the second in a series of 8 podcasts we are doing on the IB Approaches to Learning Skills known as the ATL’s that are at the core of all four International Baccalaureate Programmes. 

My guest is John Harvey, an experienced IB coordinator who has led this work in multiple schools. It is our goal to give you a coherent, sustainable, values aligned strategy to implement ATL Skills in your school.

We are also offering an opportunity for interaction. In our podcast notes you will find a link to a Google form where you can ask questions. We will take a few minutes at the end of each episode to answer questions you have about the ATL’s in your context. 

John will continue to respond to your questions after these episodes are produced, so please feel free to pose your questions anytime.

In the podcast, John described how he moved some of the skills around to optimize teaching 'States of Mind' in the different IB Programmes. Here is a link to his spreadsheet so you can see how he did it: John Harvey's States of Mind Continuum Framework

Here are the 11 models John suggested. Take a look and pick one or two (or more) that fit you and your school. Links to each model can be found in the Continuum Framework document.

  1. Locus of Control
  2. Pomodoro Technique
  3. Guided Meditation
  4. Dr. Rob Bell's 8 Ways to Build Perseverance
  5. Michelle Borba's 6 R's of Bullying Prevention
  6. Prof Steve Peters Control Your Inner Chimp
  7. 5 Levels of Self Talk
  8. Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset
  9. IKIGAI
  10. SMARTER Goals
  11. Lance King’s Failing Well


Have ATL questions? Ask John using this form.

IB Matters Website

The IB Organization has resources on their webpages to support your learning about the ATL skills. Here is one link you may use to explore on your own.