Continuing our series of blog posts following four schools at different stages of their IB journey, as they share their experiences and approach to understanding and implementing PYP: From principles into practice, in their own context. This article from a newly authorized school talks about their transformative journey with the enhanced PYP as they explore […]
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Mindfulness and the development of empathy in social situations
This article investigates the effectiveness of mindfulness programmes in the development of empathy in social situations among Primary Years Programme students. The results and information referenced are based on a thesis by a former IB Diploma Programme student, which is an IB diploma graduation requirement.
Fostering learner profile attributes through collaborative planning
This article is a reflection on involving students in collaborative planning to develop learner profile attributes.
Get to know The Ten Tales from Different Countries
This article is an example of how ‘The Ten Tales from Different Countries’ series of books can be used to support units of inquiry and help develop thinking skills in a Primary Years Programme classroom.
Let’s focus on the arts
This article is about how a PYP school in Peru reworked a unit of inquiry to put the arts in the driving seat. Students from first grade wrote and performed their own plays connected with effective communication and the IB learner profile. This year-long project led by their drama department was supported by many other […]
Constructivism in practice
In this article you will read how inquiry and constructivism go hand in hand as the learners or inquirers build upon their prior knowledge or previous experiences.