Jack Little

Student-led conferences: Putting the students’ learning first

“This year, our PYP school decided to make the step from traditional teacher-parent reports day to student-led conference from primary grades 1 to 5. According the IB guidelines: “Student-led conferences involve the student and the parents. The students are responsible for leading the conference, and also take responsibility for their learning by sharing the process […]

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Rebecca Clements

The PYP exhibition

“In my role as ‘Teaching and Learning’ advisor at the English Schools Foundation, I am privileged to work alongside many passionate teachers as they plan and implement their exhibition units. This time of the year is my favourite, as I see evidence of students exhibiting the attributes of the IB learner profile that have been […]

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It comes from inside me

This article reveals how the reflective process can be the most valuable aspect of self-directed inquiry. “Having completed the amazing Personal Project process this year which is tied to our How we express ourselves unit of inquiry but also to our pastoral [care] driving theme of self-awareness, the reflective processes were, in my opinion, the […]

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Sonya ter Borg is a PYP teacher, currently teaching 5th grade at Riverstone International School in Boise, USA.

Did you ask a good question today?

So how do we go about encouraging more, better and different questions in our classrooms – and what do we do with these questions once they have been asked? “As a teacher of an inquiry-based program, questions are – or should be – at the heart of our classroom. We recently had a parent come […]

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