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Leading Learning in the Early Years: Collaboration and Emergent Curriculum

  This article looks at how one Early Years team of teachers reimagined the design of the learning in their grade level. Teachers revisited the roots of their own personal philosophies before building a culture of collaboration and inquiry within their teaching team. This changed their programme and student interactions. Pre-Nursery at Suzhou-Singapore International School […]

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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 […]

Shannon O'Dwyer, Year 6 teacher at an IB World School in Australia

What I learned by returning to the classroom

This is an end-of-year reflection from an IB Primary Years Programme educator who returns to the classroom as a teacher after working for several years as an IB principal. Read about what she learned about student agency, leadership, early career educators, collaboration and vulnerability.

Mariana Resa, PYP coordinator, Noordwijk International College, Mexico

Involve your team to make significant learning experiences

The popular saying: “two heads are better than one” has come a reality for one Primary Years Programme school in Mexico. In this article you will read about how the entire school experienced a student-centered environment since implementation of whole-staff brainstorm meetings to enrich units of inquiry.

Cody Norenberg, the Primary Assistant Principal and PYP Coordinator, Metropolitan School Frankfurt, Germany

Celebrating community through internationalism

Using internationalism as a driving force, a Primary Years Programme school community in Germany developed a mini-unit focused on highlighting individual and collective cultural identity and to celebrate yearlong learning experiences.