Author Archive | IB educator

Ali Ezzeddine, PYP Coordinator, SEK International School Qatar, Doha

Do you hear their voice?

This article is available in English and Arabic. As teachers: what we are doing to ensure that student-centered classrooms, where students are independent and empowered to make choices in their learning experiences, is happening in our classrooms? How can we engage the students in the planning of the units?

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David Carpenter

Grade 2 unit on Weather

The goal in creating this video about the Grade 2 Weather unit of inquiry is to inform the parents and the great community of the Washington International School Primary Division as to how a PYP unit of inquiry is collaboratively developed. It was also aimed to further understanding of how our combined library and instructional […]

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Taryn BondClegg

The power of teacher neutrality

Be neutral about the answer but still help to guide the learning: Being neutral does not mean doing nothing. The teacher has the very important role of figuring out how to help the students arrive at the answer. For younger students, that could mean planning an experiment, suggesting to go ask “experts” in the school […]

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LangFriAllen

Classroom globetrotting

After discovering last year that 15 different languages were spoken in her classroom, Dottie Price, Year 3 PYP teacher, created Language Fridays: a whistle-stop tour around the world in half an hour. Every Friday afternoon, 30 minutes were set aside for students to volunteer to teach their mother tongue to classmates. In the first week, […]

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Wanted: IB educators for tech meeting

IB is looking for IB educators who are curriculum coordinators, learning specialists, and other educators  who are directly responsible for curriculum development and mapping in their schools to participate in a meeting scheduled for 9 – 11 February  2015 at the IB office in The Hague, Netherlands. These meetings will focus on mapping the skills, concepts, and approaches to teaching and learning across the […]

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