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.
What essential reading would you recommend to Primary Years Programme (PYP) parents who want to integrate the IB philosophy into their homes? We posed this question to PYP educators on Twitter and they offered these recommendations.
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.
Kyoto International School (KIS) parent Sarah Son contrasts her own experience learning mathematics with the way her kids are now encouraged to claim ownership of their learning in the Primary Years Programme (PYP). by Sarah Son Approximately 37 years ago, I started learning math in a very traditional way. Like other subjects at the time, […]
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year 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 […]
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.
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.