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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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 […]
Integrating approaches to learning development in mathematics class
This article shares how the approaches to learning can be integrated into mathematics through a shift in focus from pure concept teaching to the process of learning and integrating skill development. Regardless of level of proficiency in mathematics, every student enjoys and learns from the activity.
Igloo inquiry goes beyond mathematics
This article illustrates how a year 5 class built an igloo out of milk cartons while working on area and perimeter. When the roof collapsed, great learning occurred by not only discussing resilience, but also exploring how to rebuild the model.
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.
Music for all
The article talks about the use of social media to connect what is going on in a single-subject classroom with the outside world. It illustrates how Twitter enabled the music teacher at an IB World School to share his lessons with music educators around the world.