Top Nav Breadcrumb

Author Archive | marijar

Making real life connections in response to challenges

Making real-life connections to events strengthens students’ conceptual understanding across subjects, enabling them to transfer their learning and draw meaningful inferences. They develop a broader appreciation of what it means to be citizens of the world. It gives them an opportunity to connect with their learning, a sense of purpose to their experience and enables their voice to shine through. […]

Authentic Inquiry: The PYP during a global pandemic

This article shares one school’s endeavour to embrace responsive, relevant teaching during a time of uncertainty and crisis. As schools begin to reopen around the world, the events of 2020 present PYP students with opportunities for authentic, significant inquiry into a raft of real-world issues. School was closed. We were teaching by distance. Our curriculum […]


Skills and dispositions in online learning

In this article, we will reflect on our role as teachers making inroads into the virtual learning environment. We have applied our IB learner profile attributes in each learning experience proposed and we have adapted the lesson plans according to the new requirements for the benefit of our students and the community. Let’s enjoy our […]


Leading Learning in the Early Years: Collaboration and Emergent Curriculum

  This article looks at how one Early Years team of teachers reimagined the design of the learning in their grade level. Teachers revisited the roots of their own personal philosophies before building a culture of collaboration and inquiry within their teaching team. This changed their programme and student interactions. Pre-Nursery at Suzhou-Singapore International School […]

Becoming an authorized PYP school: the Remote Verification Visit

The article describes the experiences we had, while planning and undergoing the PYP Remote Verification Visit. It includes information about the various steps involved in the preparations for the visit and how to make it as authentic as face to face visits. The Covid -19 outbreak has turned the world around and we all have […]

Virtual PYP Exhibition

In this article, I aim to showcase the virtual PYP Exhibition journey of students at DPS International.  This article talks about how students adjusted to the online platform and various tools and enjoyed their exhibition journey. It also talks about how an online exhibition was a learning journey, though not without challenges. ‘The key to […]