Giving students the opportunity to participate in deciding and designing their assessment tools, and finally reviewing their learning through peer editing and feedback were the highlights of this unit on economic activities under the transdisciplinary theme How we organize ourselves.
To gain an insider’s perspective on the teaching of ethics in relation to the reflective project, we asked Chantell Wyten, Head of Sixth Form at King Ethelbert School, Kent, UK, to give us an insight. The school is part of an IBCP pilot programme in the UK.
Damian Henderson teaches Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as well as French, he says: “Teaching the IB Diploma Programme at the Stephen Perse Foundation has lifted the lid on my teaching and given me and my students the freedom to explore the farthest flung corners of le monde francophone. Previously, I had quite a cautious teaching […]
Mary McCarney is British and has been teaching for 25 years, mostlyin the UK. Five years ago she joined Atlanta International School, USA, where she is currently a fourth grade PYP English teacher.
There is a buzz in the room as 11 year olds sit in groups around large sheets of butcher paper, talking animatedly. I like visiting this classroom, seeing how the two teachers collaborate and the children engage in their learning. Today they are brainstorming the big ideas in Sharing the Planet, one of the transdisciplinary […]
Join two PYP educators as they join a language and learning working group to create teacher support materials, and have their ‘aha’ moment…
Shane Ross is a PYP teacher at Gyeonggi Suwon International School in South Korea. The school is one of two schools in Korea that offer the IB Continuum. He says, “In my first year, amazing teachers supported me and I learned so much from them. We definitely have a collaborative environment so I am continually […]
Marie-Thérèse Honygloh is an MYP teacher at the Arc en Ciel International School in Lomé, Togo – the first French Internatonal school in Togo. Lomé is the capital of Togo and is located on the north coast of the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. The school serves a diverse group of 480 students ranging […]
In the heart of historic downtown Boston, USA, in a building that originally served as the Abraham Lincoln School, the Josiah Quincy Upper School is enjoying something of a renaissance as an IB World School, serving 523 students who live in the surrounding area.
“My initial motivations were very practical and revolved around the kind of lifestyle that I thought teaching would offer me. What other job gives you so many days off?! But once I was in the role, I discovered that teaching is my passion.” – Santo Kurniawan, teacher at Changun American international School
Nathan Horne is currently teaching PYP physical education at ISS International School in Singapore. He leads workshops in the use of technology in PE to promote critical thinking and is passionate about advocating for 21st century physical education. He says: “At the start of any new school year having your yearly program set up and […]
Dr. Paul Gallagher, IB Coordinator and Assistant Principal at Riverview, discusses the start-up of the Open World Schools pilot. Riverview, one of four Open World Schools, is working with link school Booker High School to provide nine students with access to the Diploma Programme online.
Pathways World School, Aravali teachers K.Guru Charan Kumar and Sumit M. Dargan wrote to us to share an exciting CAS project completed by their IB students. This article originally appeared on the IB Alumni Network blog.
Researchers at the International Baccalaureate (IB) recently set out to learn what ingredients go into making an IB teacher an IB teacher. Their findings support the assertion that IB teachers approach the whole student with inquiry-based instruction and the intention of shaping their students into socially responsible citizens.
This article originally appeared within Sharing PYP Practice. Jennifer Fenton is currently a Grade 4 teacher and team leader at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. She is a PYP workshop leader and has previously worked in Kenya and Canada as a teacher, administrator and curriculum coordinator.