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Vandana Parashar, PYP educator at Pathways School, Noida, in India

Unit of inquiry: Economic activities

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.

Tim Gascoigne is a teacher at Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Infographics vs Video

Tim Gascoigne, a teacher at Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, looks into the use of infographics and videos as tools to create a powerful message.

Steve Box is the team leader 4-6 and the Grade 5 teacher at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia.

It comes from inside me

Steve Box, the team leader 4-6 and the Grade 5 teacher at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia, reveals how the reflective process can be the most valuable aspect of self-directed inquiry.

Shannon O’Dwyer, Language Coordinator and Optimal Learning Teacher at Beijing BISS International School

A concept-driven learning

This post is an excerpt from a post entitled “Don’t lock me into 8 key concepts” by Shannon O’Dwyer. The full post explains concepts in a nutshell and why concept-driven teaching is both easy and hard. This excerpt provides an insight into how teachers can make it happen.

Marcie Lewis, Grade 4 PYP teacher at Ridley College, Canada

Maps and infographics to provoke inquiry

“As an inquiry-based teacher, I am always searching for new strategies and ideas to provoke and engage my students in their own inquiries. One of the latest strategies that I have found effective is the use of maps and infographics as a way to engage students in questioning and searching for a deeper meaning. For […]