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As we strive towards more effective and concise communication with IB World Schools, we have undertaken a review of the Coordinator’s notes for all IB programmes. We sent out a survey to all IB coordinators in November and can report an overall response rate of 56.2%. Thank you to everyone who took the time to […]
On the OCC: February – Publication of a consultation paper, inviting our PYP colleagues in IB World Schools to engage and comment on key themes identified in the early stages of the review May – Coordinator’s notes
Following our class discussion on our essential agreement one boy raised his hand. “Where are the rules? If this is an essential agreement, shouldn’t it say the things we can and cannot do?” I was a bit confused at first but then I had to smile. When I said these were not the rules but […]
Over the years I have seen PYP teachers grapple with the concept of cultivating student initiated action. One common misconception is the idea that student initiated action needs to happen within the tight 6/7 week frame of a unit of inquiry. However, like the development of the learner profile, student action needs to be nurtured […]
EXTRACT FROM: The purpose of a central idea For years I have heard many PYP teachers arguing about what makes a good central idea or that central ideas are often too broad or inaccessible for students (especially lower primary). One thing that bugs me about central ideas is that it stifles any chance students have in making […]