This article illustrates the importance of listening to students’ voices and the powerful learning that can happen when allowing them take the lead.
This article shares how using the mannequin challenge was a creative and fun way to share learning in a PYP classroom. It was also an effective way to ensure that students practice active listening skills and extend their knowledge.
Hurricane Irma destroyed everything in its path when it struck the British Virgin Islands. But a local IB World School started a community outreach programme to help those affected “Time took on a surreal quality with a sense of distortion and disorientation, on 6 September 2017 when Hurricane Irma hit,” says Anna Kinkead, Primary Years Programme […]
Career Day Parade prepares young students for their futures Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Windsor Park Elementary in Corpus Christi, Texas, US, dressed as policemen, architects and firemen for their annual Career Day Parade. For the last eight years, PYP students have learned that jobs make a difference in the world as part of the […]
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.
Family ‘Cultural Day’ engages the IB learner profile and demonstrates intercultural understanding and respect Charter Oak International Academy, in West Hartford, Connecticut, is a highly diverse school community. Families speak 20 different mother tongue languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Nepali, Portuguese and Vietnamese. To celebrate this diversity, the school hosts an annual Cultural Day Celebration […]
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.
Topics surrounding human rights and equality can be thorny, but educators can use societal issues to create meaningful dialogue with students and enhance learning. PYP teachers Kirsten Fournier, Kerri Irwin and Vivien Rosa-Vaccarelli tell us more.
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.
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.
PYP trio win international competition for an app idea that helps people find shelter during a disaster Isabel Haupt and her family were affected by the 7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura, New Zealand, late last year, even though they live over 150 miles away in Wellington. She saw firsthand how residents could be left stranded with […]
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 […]