Agency and the inquiry process

Encouraging students to show agency throughout the inquiry process by Fabricio Miranda, Andino Cusco International School, Peru. Our third-grade students engaged in an interactive triggering activity,  an auction role-play where they observed different objects for sale. I presented objects such as pencils, notebooks, candies, chewing gum, and fruit and, at the end of the auction, […]

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The magic of role-play

Discover the magic of role-play and how it helps promote student agency in the early years classroom.  Role-playing is a powerful way of enhancing student agency that fills our classrooms with magic and wonder!  It allows a child’s imagination and creativity to soar, whilst developing an array of valuable skills; inquiry, thinking, social-emotional, communication and […]

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The power of nature

A reflection on the power of imaginative play in diverse natural learning environments. Imagination, curiosity, wonder, joy… all of this is present in the everyday moments of free play within the nature wonderland that is the small bush garden and play area at my IB PYP school in Canberra, Australia. After two years living and […]

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Getting students’ feedback to feed-forward

This article is about the ways a PYP school in Turkey uses students’ feedback to enhance the current school practices related to curriculum, learning and teaching. Feedback to feed-forward – crucial for progress. As educators we keep records of our students’ progress throughout the year and give written and oral feedback in order to identify […]

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Yoga – an essential element?

  This article explains the relevance of yoga in a child’s education, and how it aligns with PYP philosophy and practice. When practised every day, yoga not only benefits children physically, but also plays an important role in the ongoing development of wellbeing and mental health.     Yoga offers a holistic fitness array of […]

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