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Chad Walsh, Year 5 teacher at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, India

Round table discussion

Grade 5 teacher shares how round table discussions are used in the classroom as a powerful way to promote speaking and listening. “This year we have introduced something called a round table discussion. The students sit together and face one another. We then have them read an article or will tell them something to spark […]

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 […]