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Responding to authentic student inquiry

There is intentionality behind setting up a meaningful provocation for inquiry. During this playful inquiry, children showed excitement in understanding school systems, demonstrated ownership of learning, and applied mathematical skills in a real context while collaborating with peers. Neev Academy, North Campus’ academic year kicked off with lots of hopes and possibilities for all the […]

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What Lies Beneath Learner Agency? Exploring the pedagogy that supports learner agency

This article explores the complexities of learner agency. It discusses some important pedagogical practices that support self-directed, mastery-driven inquiry. Learner agency is a key feature of the Enhanced PYP. As a community of educators, many of us are still working to create environments that support student agency. Recently, I’ve been imagining leaner agency, as the […]

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Fostering Agency in Assessments

With the changing face of the education sector, some educators are working in the direction of adopting and altering their learning strategies as well as their learning spaces to provide their learners with a conducive environment to develop and grow holistically. Keeping this in mind, I have tried out an alternative method to assessment criteria […]

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Giving Students Their Voice in a Grade 3-5 School Concert

Students were given voice, choice and ownership in a Grade 3 – 5 Music Concert for the school community.  In planning the concert, students were motivated to choose the playlist and songs they would participate in, their instruments for each song and how they would play it.  Students were completely engaged and loved the experience.  Nĭ hăo from Shanghai. I am […]

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