This article explores examples of building well-being into a programme of inquiry, based on grades 2 and 4, under the transdisciplinary theme of “who we are”.
This article illustrates a short inquiry into number patterns in kindergarten.
This article highlights student involvement in showcasing action from kindergarten to grade 5, including the Primary Years Programme exhibition.
Using internationalism as a driving force, a Primary Years Programme school community in Germany developed a mini-unit focused on highlighting individual and collective cultural identity and to celebrate yearlong learning experiences.
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year For International Day of Yoga, IB staff member and yoga teacher Kate Kuhn offers tips on how to make mindfulness an integral part of school life. If you’re an educator or a student in a busy school setting, finding a large chunk of time […]
This article talks about the journey of a Primary Years Programme exhibition and the role of student agency in designing inquiry and research.
In this article you will read about how the first grade team has made changes each year to a unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme “How the world works”, based on the developmental level, interests and inquiries of students.
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year By Charmagne Braden What came out of taking this risk was truly amazing. A fully student-led theatrical production. I am often asked, when speaking with prospective parents and students, to explain what makes an IB education so incredibly special. When I hear this question, I […]
By Nathaniel Katz Following two years of intense art making in the visual arts course, my students celebrated their achievements with a final art exhibition. They spent the week prior to the vernissage curating their own shows, and with family and the school community in attendance inaugurated the exhibition, enjoyed each other’s hard work, and […]
Collaboration is a fundamental part of the learning experience and, here at the IB, we talk about it a lot. Whether it’s teacher collaboration, student collaboration, teacher-student collaboration, IB collaboration with our community of educators, parents, and other organizations and experts, the list goes on. We like to define collaboration as a social process of knowledge […]
This article explores how a unit of inquiry on literature, as a result of effective planning and collaboration with the library, sowed the seeds for the students to ideate an action as a result of their understanding of the unit.
This article illustrates the impact of lifestyle choices on human body systems, health and survival through an inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme of “who we are”.
This article shares some strategies about managing meetings with a team of middle leaders, to help facilitate collaboration and save time.
In this article it is delineated how the Primary Years Programme (PYP) philosophy of engaging learning activities, effective assessment and meaningful actions represents an ideal framework to assist students developing their sense of entrepreneurship, one of the key competences for lifelong learning.
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.