A peek into a PYP classroom – the planned and unplanned learning, the AHA moments, the not so AHA moments leading to reflection and growth.
As a grade 5 form tutor, the PYP exhibition is never far from my mind. Though the exhibition culminates their learning experience, I need to prepare students for a meaningful expression of all aspects of the PYP framework. To that extent, I start reinforcing these elements – transdiciplinary learning, skills and dispositions, learner agency, action … Continue reading Key concepts – the lens that helps make meaning of the world around us →
New year, new beginnings – embracing ourselves Before the winter break, all plans were in place to come back rejuvenated to the campus. The hope was to resume some semblance of normalcy. But man proposes and Corona disposes ☹ I was looking for a welcome activity for students to start the second term of the … Continue reading Kintsugi – why be broken when you can be gold? →
Assessment – I think this word evokes as much fear and trepidation in teachers as it does in students today!! The enhanced PYP has sought to make assessment a more authentic, student-centered process that encourages and involves student voice. It stresses on including a variety of assessment strategies and tools to make the process meaningful … Continue reading Understanding the what, why and how of assessments in the PYP →
Have you ever felt confused by the plethora of tech tools and apps available to teachers in this online teaching era we find ourselves in? I was always eager to try out any of the latest apps in the market with the genuine intention of improving the learning experience for my students. However, I soon … Continue reading 3 effective ways you can navigate Nearpod to create an engaging learning experience for students →
I’m sure every PYP teacher has asked himself / herself this question many a times, especially as ‘student agency’ is the buzzword in the enhanced PYP model. We learn so much from our own experiences, however there is much value in learning from the experiences of others – especially those who tread the same path … Continue reading How can we authentically involve student voice in the learning process in a variety of ways? →
The PYP Exhibition – where students combine agency with passion within the framework of the PYP essential elements
This year our school, decided to venture into having the PYP Exhibition outside of the Programme of Inquiry – the 7th unit of inquiry, so to say. Grade 5 students expressed their culminating understanding of the Primary Years Programme by choosing a concept they are passionate about inquiring into. This was a complete demonstration of … Continue reading The PYP Exhibition – where students combine agency with passion within the framework of the PYP essential elements →
What are essential agreements? Essential agreements are a class consensus that will guide our behavioural and learning expectations throughout the year. How do we learn best? How can we grow as learners? How can we reach our best potential as a class? It is definitely important to start the year off on the right note … Continue reading Creating co-constructed essential agreements for a meaningful start to the year →
You are born either loving math or hating it – I’m sure most of you would agree with me. I was lucky enough to be born loving math, and now as a teacher of math, I feel it is my primary responsibility to make my students love math before anything else. When do you love … Continue reading 3 mental strategies to make math magical →
Foreword – Do read this post by Teachforthought – every point resonated with me completely Why Teaching Is The Best Job In The World (teachthoLearning Networks (PLN)\nCreating exclusive spaces for my own resources for easyught.com) The potential to transform lives – equipping them with 21st century skills and with strategies for building strong emotional and … Continue reading Wakelet – wade into this wonderful world to save, organize and share your content ! →
Au revoir, for no goodbye is forever As I bid you adieu, I wonder Was I the teacher or the taught? Read on for the complete poem I wrote as a keepsake to cherish for my students 🙂 Grade 5 is a significant year in a student’s learning journey – a transition to growing up … Continue reading Transitioning students to middle school, reflections, and bidding adieu! →
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