This article shares some strategies about managing meetings with a team of middle leaders, to help facilitate collaboration and save time.
In this article it is delineated how the Primary Years Programme (PYP) philosophy of engaging learning activities, effective assessment and meaningful actions represents an ideal framework to assist students developing their sense of entrepreneurship, one of the key competences for lifelong learning. One of the eight key competences for lifelong learning includes the sense of entrepreneurship […]
This article focuses on how a fundamental mathematics concept can be learned in an enjoyable manner, through the celebration of Pi Day, thus, reinforcing the conceptual understanding and making real life connections.
This article is based on an example of listening to learning within a pre-kindergarten classroom and how teachers tuning into student voices helped to shape the direction of our inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme of ‘how we express ourselves’.
This article illustrates how to use social media to include approaches to learning skills in a Primary Years Programme classroom.
Here’s one way to get to know your classmates. At Lamar Academy, an IB World School in McAllen, Texas, USA, students took photographic portraits of one another, printed them on posters, and pasted them all on the exterior walls of the school buildings, creating a huge paper mural of over 200 faces. They called it […]
Travel buddies promote international-mindedness as they roam the globe and send back photos and information about their travels. These stuffed animals provided by second grade students, tagged and sent on their way are connecting an IB World School to the world.
This article is about exploring the concept of perspective and how it is vital to understand and respect different perspectives which is core to the IB values.
This article talks about Primary Years Programme students inquiring into the physical and virtual public spaces. As part of their action, students chose to design the mother tongue space for the library.
PYP students convince community to save endangered species A trip to the zoo turned into an ongoing service project for Primary Years Programme (PYP) students at St Ann Catholic School, in West Palm Beach, USA. As part of the ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, students were involved in a week-long learning experience at the Palm Beach […]
By Faten Serhan for World Poetry Day 2018 As a lifelong learner I begin, To develop vital skills and attitudes within. There are concepts and knowledge that I gain, And through my actions I can explain. Through my perspective, myself I express, And all my connections seem to progress. I reflect on the world and […]
This article is an example of how ‘The Ten Tales from Different Countries’ series of books can be used to support units of inquiry and help develop thinking skills in a Primary Years Programme classroom.
This article showcases the concept of living things through the process of inquiry. It also reflects the constructivist approach where a child constructs knowledge through experiences gained by exploring the environment.
A Positive Reflection Loop is a student-centric relationship building exercise that reflects on the students’ feedback within the community. In this case care starts to become measurable against the students’ positive experiences within the community and continuously feeds the loop.
This article illustrates the importance of listening to students’ voices and the powerful learning that can happen when allowing them take the lead.