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Involve your team to make significant learning experiences
The popular saying: “two heads are better than one” has come a reality for one Primary Years Programme (PYP) school in Mexico. In this article you will read about how the entire school experienced a student-centered environment since implementation of whole-staff brainstorm meetings to enrich units of inquiry.
Conflict resolution: An inquiry into the needs and problem-solving
This article describes a first year inquiry into how a community interacts. It illustrates an approach for teaching something abstract to young learners.
Let’s change the world!
In this article you will read about fourth grade students choosing to contribute to the efforts of reducing the excessive use of single-use plastic, by giving advice to their families and reusing plastic caps to manufacture objects to cover some classroom needs.
Summative assessment in the early years
This article reflects on how to make summative assessment more meaningful for the early years learners.
Step back – let your students create their own PE activities
Can students connect physical education (PE) to a unit of inquiry and can lower elementary students be in charge of their own PE?
Every student is unique and so is the way they work
This article shares a strategy of planning a unit that helped in creating a fair and equitable process for evaluating student learning.
The important role of single-subject teachers
This article describes how single-subject teachers contributed to a unit of inquiry and allowed the classroom teachers to recognize student’s conceptual understandings that they were previously unaware of.
Student-led development of lines of inquiry
An investigation into student-led development of personal lines of inquiry.
From surface to deep learning: The importance of knowledge
This article illustrates how the use of the SOLO Taxonomy allowed our students to progress from shallow to deep thinking.
Constructivism in practice
In this article you will read how inquiry and constructivism go hand in hand as the learners or inquirers build upon their prior knowledge or previous experiences.
Using literacy to drive inquiry
This article highlights a PYP school’s journey towards fostering language and literacy inquiry as an essential tool for achieving the objectives of the programme of inquiry and ultimately, learner success.
How to initiate action in a PYP classroom
In this article you will read how grade 2 students incorporated action into the How we organize ourselves unit of inquiry.
What is your best place for experimental learning?
This article illustrates how students explored the role of demand and supply under the transdisciplinary theme ‘How we organize ourselves’ in their direct surrounding, the school.
The Blank Planner Project – Collaborative planning on technology unit
Imagine beginning day one of a unit of inquiry with nothing but a blank planner. Learn how two grade 5 teachers pushed the limits of inquiry-based design by planning, communicating and implementing a completely student-developed unit of inquiry event with collaborative input from parents, students and administration.