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Approaches to learning: supporting research skills among learners new to the language of instruction

Approaches to learning: supporting research skills among learners through the language of instruction

This article talks about the insights gathered (through a Visible Thinking Routine) from Grade 2 – 5 English learners when they expressed their struggles conducting research in their homeroom.  These reflections unearthed how language can be a barrier and how teachers can collaboratively play a role in bridging these gaps for learners, for them to […]

Co-creating a Collaborative Classroom

This describes my journey into developing a collaborative learning group classroom environment and programme, with a class of grade 1 and 2 students. It outlines the processes involved in helping young students identify and use collaborative learning skills effectively, which was also part of my own growth.

The power of nature

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 […]