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Engaging parents in the PYP exhibition

Embarking on a new way of guiding the PYP exhibition and embracing parents as active participants. A group of teachers at the International Community School of Addis Ababa embarked on a new way of guiding the exhibition this past school year. Most of us were new to the grade, new to the school, and even […]

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Solving conflicts together

Students establish agreements for solving classroom conflicts by building a collaborative community in which their social and management skills can grow. As an educator, we all know that we would like our students to be able to solve conflicts with their peers in a safe and nurturing environment based on the IB Learner Profile. Appreciating […]

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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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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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Our tryst with learner agency

This article shares one school’s continuing journey to unpack, define and support learner agency. Over the past three years we explored LEARNER AGENCY in an effort to develop an understanding of: what agency looks like in action what it does to a child what teacher dispositions nurture it what curriculum structures honor it, and what […]

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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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