There is intentionality behind setting up a meaningful provocation for inquiry. During this playful inquiry, children showed excitement in understanding school systems, demonstrated ownership of learning, and applied mathematical skills in a real context while collaborating with peers. Neev Academy, North Campus’ academic year kicked off with lots of hopes and possibilities for all the […]
Discover the magic of role-play and how it helps promote student agency in the early years classroom. Role-playing is a powerful way of enhancing student agency that fills our classrooms with magic and wonder! It allows a child’s imagination and creativity to soar, whilst developing an array of valuable skills; inquiry, thinking, social-emotional, communication and […]
A reflection on the power of imaginative play in diverse natural learning environments. Imagination, curiosity, wonder, joy… all of this is present in the everyday moments of free play within the nature wonderland that is the small bush garden and play area at my IB PYP school in Canberra, Australia. After two years living and […]
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 […]
This article talks about the importance of supporting the Primary Years Programe students in taking global action from very young age through learning processes: play-based learning and creative inquiry.
This article illustrates the learning journey of a Chinese team in embedding Chinese learning in inquiry play for year 1 Primary Years Programme students with detailed discussion on the stages of planning, implementing, developing and evaluating play.