This article explores how Primary Years Programme (PYP) students took ownership of the Model United Nations (MUN) experience with their ‘How we organize ourselves’ unit. Inspired and empowered by the senior students and seeing their leadership in the MUN events, PYP students planned and hosted their first ever inter school MUN.
In this article you will learn how to use the Responsive Classroom practice of morning meetings in the primary years programme class.
This article demonstrates how the development of thinking skills can help build a bridge between subjects such as physical education and social studies. Through a contemporary dance approach, the author supports students’ creativity and leads them to express their understanding of the unit ‘Sharing the planet’ in a meaningful way.
How can students effectively develop their own learning pathway through questioning? Read about PYP students who wanted more ownership of their learning: to design their own inquiry. This is a case study of how one year 6 class applied a questioning process to lead their own learning.
It’s fair to ask: What can students expect when they join an MYP learning community? We spoke with IB educators to help define the MYP classroom experience.
What happens if a student asks to re-arrange the tables in a classroom? This article talks about a PYP teacher relinquishing control, standing back and allowing students to change everything.
This article describes the journey of PYP exhibition – from the start and through the high and low points during its course.
This article looks at the concept of religion through a lens of international-mindedness and links to the transdisciplinary theme of ‘Who we are.’
Sakhi Kochar, PYP Coordinator tells IB World magazine how her school in Norway celebrated World Teachers’ Day 2017 How can students show appreciation to their teachers? Pretending to be them worked really well at a Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school in Norway. Celebrating World Teachers’ Day has been a tradition at Northern Lights International […]
This article illustrates a way of promoting a school’s library as a hub for learning.
In this article you will find a sample self-assessment rubric showing the connection between the PYP attitudes and action.
This article is written by a physical education (PE) teacher from a PYP candidate school in Australia sharing her journey of connecting PE into a programme of inquiry.
MYP students win international award for their dance performance, which showcased an honest portrayal of friendship Two friends at an IB World School in Malaysia put on an award-winning performance, depicting what true friendship really means. With no prior experience or knowledge of contact dance improvisation, Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Sonya Janejit Kaur and Celine […]
This article reflects on how to make summative assessment more meaningful for the early years learners.
This article describes a PYP educator’s experiences conducting the PYP exhibition after having returned to the classroom from an absence of 6 years. It applies to the exhibition as a tool to improve student’s learning and as a reflective tool for practice.