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Juliana Cavalieri, Grade 1 PYP teacher at Santiago College in Chile

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 […]

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Jaddy Brigitte Nielsen Nino, M.Ed, Gimnasio del Norte, Bogotá, Colombia

Portfolio as assessment data

This article reflects on tools and strategies teachers in a Colombian school use to understand students’ learning process. “This is a reflection based on tools and strategies that we as teachers use to understand students’ learning process. In particular, I want to talk about the student’s portfolio. We have very clear criteria to assess the […]

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Vandana Parashar, PYP Coordinator at Pathways School, Noida, India

Unit of inquiry: Economic activities

Giving students the opportunity to participate in deciding and designing their assessment tools, and finally reviewing their learning through peer editing and feedback were the highlights of this unit on economic activities under the transdisciplinary theme How we organise ourselves. ‘Assessment’ in PYP is aimed at knowing the child better; understanding his/her areas of interest and […]

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Jack Little

Student-led conferences: Putting the students’ learning first

“This year, our PYP school decided to make the step from traditional teacher-parent reports day to student-led conference from primary grades 1 to 5. According the IB guidelines: “Student-led conferences involve the student and the parents. The students are responsible for leading the conference, and also take responsibility for their learning by sharing the process […]

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It comes from inside me

This article reveals how the reflective process can be the most valuable aspect of self-directed inquiry. “Having completed the amazing Personal Project process this year which is tied to our How we express ourselves unit of inquiry but also to our pastoral [care] driving theme of self-awareness, the reflective processes were, in my opinion, the […]

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