This article describes the evolution of multilingualism in a school where three different cultures intertwine. International School Carinthia is located in a stunningly beautiful, little-known part of central Europe referred to in German as the “Dreiländereck”, where Austria, Italy and Slovenia meet. In former times, the languages from these regions intermingled as much as the […]
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Teachers as PYP learners
Educators share what they have discovered during their first year of the PYP How would you feel about walking into a room full of young children, all relying on you to teach them valuable skills that will prepare them for life? Excited? Scared? Nervous? How do you cope? Wendy Yu from Kingston International School in […]
Redefining collaboration in the PYP exhibition
One school shares the various factors influencing the collaboration for their PYP exhibition.
21st century storytellers
This article gives examples of the use of technology in storytelling to explore the theme ‘How we express ourselves’.
Self-assessment as an essential tool
In today’s article, the author explains the benefits and challenges of encouraging learners to assess themselves, and why more teachers should adopt this practice. It is incredible how the end of the year is always crazy for teachers. It does not matter where you work; the last month will be filled with tests that need […]
A collaborative inquiry into the work of children
In this article, the author investigates the use of collaboration in learning through play. In the heart of Old Town in Vilnius in Lithuania, a group of early years PYP practitioners have begun this academic year with a learning commitment. The professional learning that we have undertaken has formed purposeful and productive collaboration. It has […]