Ana Herrera and María Elvira Castro, PYP teachers, Gimnasio Los Portales, Bogota, Colombia

Learner agency in the assessment process: does it work?

Peer-feedback and how it can be used to exercise agency in the early years, based on Austin’s butterfly video (Ron Berger, 2012) Imagine you have an incredible learning experience with your class. All students are engaged in learning and developing their approaches to learning. You feel ecstasy while being part of this beautiful process. Suddenly, you […]

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Planning a creative response to a task organised and taught by students

From little ideas… big things grow!

Student agency, inquiry, mathematics, visual arts and escalating enthusiasm converge for a student created sequence of learning experiences, illustrating connections made and providing demonstrations of authentic learning. It started with an idea of students exploring the depth and diversity of places where mathematics is utilised in our world… I am teaching a class this year […]

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Living Library – I am the story: the story is me

How one school sparked the inquiry process for the PYP exhibition with a “Living Library Project” by Yvonne Barrett, teacher librarian at Bilkent Laboratory & International School, Turkey The Primary Years Programme (PYP) coordinator, elementary librarian and grade 4 teachers from Bilkent Laboratory and International School in Turkey have worked collaboratively each Friday to introduce the […]

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Stonehill International School – part 3 – Learning and teaching

Continuing our series of blog posts following four schools at different stages of their IB journey, as they share their experiences and approach to understanding and implementing PYP: From principles into practice, in their own context. This week we join Stonehill International School as they investigate Learning and Teaching.   This year brings about many […]

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