A peek into a PYP classroom – the planned and unplanned learning, the AHA moments, the not so AHA moments leading to reflection and growth.
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! →
Using ‘I’ message as an effective tool to strengthen collaboration and communication skills in students
Collaboration and communication are 2 of the 4Cs identified as key skills for the 21st century Empowering students with these skills from a young age is important as it helps them develop and practise using them in different scenarios. The IB pedagogy places a lot of emphasis on group work, hence effective collaboration is imperative … Continue reading Using ‘I’ message as an effective tool to strengthen collaboration and communication skills in students →
Susan is an avid believer in the inquiry based process of learning, having taught mostly within the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme. She believes that by teaching children to wonder, and how to find out the answers to their questions, we are creating lifelong learners with a global outlook. In response to your questions, Susan … Continue reading Susan Powers shares 6 powerful tools every PYP teacher must absolutely try →
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