“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~Alvin Toffler Being an educator, I often hear people describe themselves as learners as well as teachers. I have said it myself (usually during one of those workshops where you have to […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
This excerpt provides an insight into how one teacher helped her students to understand the meaning of the PYP key concept of perspective.
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 […]