Getting students’ feedback to feed-forward

This article is about the ways a PYP school in Turkey uses students’ feedback to enhance the current school practices related to curriculum, learning and teaching. Feedback to feed-forward – crucial for progress. As educators we keep records of our students’ progress throughout the year and give written and oral feedback in order to identify […]

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Yoga – an essential element?

  This article explains the relevance of yoga in a child’s education, and how it aligns with PYP philosophy and practice. When practised every day, yoga not only benefits children physically, but also plays an important role in the ongoing development of wellbeing and mental health.     Yoga offers a holistic fitness array of […]

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Empowered students for a better world

In this article, it is delineated how the PYP philosophy of engaging learning experiences, effective assessment and meaningful actions represents power for better communities thanks to empowered students. ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS NOT JUST FOR GROWN-UPS. Given the transdisciplinary theme: “How we organize ourselves” and its central idea: “People create organizations to solve problems and support human […]

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Design thinking for school leaders to drive change

This article shares a process of how PYP school administrators and their change team used design thinking to adapt the primary school’s curriculum to stakeholder needs – including students, parents and teachers. The outcome of using this methodology included significant changes to both school culture and curriculum. Driving school change during PYP candidacy is a […]

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Activating Parents to Develop Student Agency

Day-to-day life can leave little cognitive space for parents to consider the future-focused and transformational nature of the PYP. As the PYP moves forward in developing agency in the  Learners, the potential benefits of bringing our parent communities along with us as informed and active partners cannot be overstated. For those familiar with psychology, the […]

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Rachel Echelbarger (left) and Kendal Reilly, Suzhou Singapore International School, China

The Art of Collaboration

This article shares how the Arts can spark passion and prepare students for the PYP exhibition when teachers and students collaborate.  As a Visual Arts Team, we started the year by reflecting on how to better enable our Grade 5 students for the PYP exhibition in Art classes. We decided to start the year with a […]

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