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Samia Henaine, Makassed - Houssam Eddine Hariri High School, Lebanon

The Mathematics routines that cultivate learner agency

This article shares examples of how classroom routines could be one of the effective tools to foster learners’ agency and raise their voice and choice while learning mathematics. During the last months, the concept of “agency” has dominated the discussion between educators since it is one of new terminologies that appeared in PYP: From principles […]

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Rob Grantham, Istanbul International Community School, Turkey

Partnering with parents for positive dispositions in mathematics

This article looks at how a Mathematics PD project at the Istanbul International Community School purposefully engaged parents, and discusses how we can leverage the diversity of our international school communities to help build positive dispositions toward Mathematics in our students.  We’ve all had them before, those conversations with parents that are difficult because “My […]

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Julia VanOudenhoven, PYP art specialist, Jefferson Lighthouse School, USA

How to support student-led inquiry through “Teaching for Artistic Behavior”

In this article you will read about how the teaching for artistic behavior framework has enabled an art teacher to authentically encourage and support student-led inquiry every minute of every day in the art room. Students worked independently and in small groups to discover how art was connected to every other aspect of their lives.

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