Here’s one way to get to know your classmates. At Lamar Academy, an IB World School in McAllen, Texas, USA, students took photographic portraits of one another, printed them on posters, and pasted them all on the exterior walls of the school buildings, creating a huge paper mural of over 200 faces. They called it […]
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.
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 were involved in a week-long learning experience at the Palm Beach […]
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.
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.
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.
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.