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What I learned by returning to the classroom
This is an end-of-year reflection from an IB Primary Years Programme educator who returns to the classroom as a teacher after working for several years as an IB principal. Read about what she learned about student agency, leadership, early career educators, collaboration and vulnerability.
A positive reflection loop in a Primary Years Programme classroom
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.
Conceptual understandings in the PYP exhibition
This article illustrates a PYP exhibition journey from the reflection on facilitation to allowing students making sense of their topic through a driving conceptual lens.
Learning to create and creating to learn
Discover the journey a team took to design summative assessments that create authentic projects which give the students an opportunity to continue learning as well as to show their understanding in a meaningful context.
Making the exhibition happen
This article is about how a PYP school in Peru took the PYP exhibition further than simply incorporating the elements of inquiry, action and reflection by embracing transdisciplinarity, technology and design, and sustainability. It also shows authentic real-world tasks that were a critical part of students’ experience.
Learner empowerment through creativity and reflection
This article describes the use of accordion journals and the Understanding Map developed at Project Zero to help students reflect on their learning in a fourth grade classroom. It offers a way for students to take ownership of, and reflect on, their learning.
Student-led conferences: PYP parents find out how the world works
This article describes the preparations, planning process and reflections on student-led conferences.
Is practice important?
Practice makes perfect, the popular saying goes. But can hours on the football field transform a student with two left feet into the next Pelé? Or must we accept that people are restricted by their natural attributes? Author and childhood development expert Ellen Booth Church says young children naturally practice when developing skills. For example, […]
I’ve found my home
I live in Singapore, but I’ve lived in Korea, England and Pakistan, too. If somebody asks me: “Where do you come from?” What do I say? I was born in South Korea. When I was five years old, we moved to England, where I started preschool. The experience was a nightmare. Despite my best efforts, […]
A grade 5 learning journey
A PYP coordinator in an international PYP school in Russia describes the experiences of students in engaging with their PYP exhibition.
A little Blooms’ to flower learning
IB teacher shares the value of engaging students in creating their own assessment tasks.
It comes from inside me
Steve Box, the team leader 4-6 and the Grade 5 teacher at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia, reveals how the reflective process can be the most valuable aspect of self-directed inquiry.