Grade 5 teacher shares how round table discussions are used in the classroom as a powerful way to promote speaking and listening. “This year we have introduced something called a round table discussion. The students sit together and face one another. We then have them read an article or will tell them something to spark […]
This post is an excerpt from a post entitled “Don’t lock me into 8 key concepts” by Shannon O’Dwyer. The full post explains concepts in a nutshell and why concept-driven teaching is both easy and hard. This excerpt provides an insight into how teachers can make it happen. Concepts in a Nutshell Concepts are over-arching mental constructs […]
In this article you will read about strategies and ideas to provoke inquiry and engage students in questioning and searching for a deeper meaning.
A practice example of how PYP teachers can provoke and inspire students to make their own discoveries through inquiry. “Learning is a process of constructing, testing and reconstructing theories, constantly creating new knowledge. Teachers as well as children are constantly learning.” ~ Carla Rinaldi & Peter Moss ~ There are many moments in your teaching […]
Join two PYP educators as they join a language and learning working group to create teacher support materials, and have their ‘aha’ moment… As PYP educators, Elizabeth and Sabrina were invited to join a CALP Language and Learning Continuum working group, developing teacher support materials, alongside MYP and DP colleagues. They were asked to look […]
There is a buzz in the room as 11 year olds sit in groups around large sheets of butcher paper, talking animatedly. I like visiting this classroom, seeing how the two teachers collaborate and the children engage in their learning. Today they are brainstorming the big ideas in Sharing the Planet, one of the transdisciplinary themes in […]