A peek into a PYP classroom – the planned and unplanned learning, the AHA moments, the not so AHA moments leading to reflection and growth.
Definition of a café – ‘An establishment serving a variety of meals, coffee and snacks’. A learning café would thus serve good teaching practices, strategies and ideas, for free! The only payment a teacher seeks is to benefit her students and inspire other teachers. A café was recently organized at my school wherein the idea … Continue reading DPSI Math cafe – serving an order of math – sunny (fun) side up!
‘No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’ – Nelson Mandela The world … Continue reading Equal opportunities
A virtual class library Delete these two blocks (title and subtitle), so you have a blank canvas to work with Now, choose a background you would like for the library – I chose a brick wall The next step is to place a bookshelf in your library -> insert image -> search web for a … Continue reading For the love of reading ….
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Credit – https://casel.org/ I look back at my accomplishments thus far in my life – academic, professional, personal … Continue reading Social emotional learning – the why and the how
‘Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice that they may not have had before’. George Couros Honestly, my initial reaction on having to host an assembly was skepticism. How would I find time to plan and prepare for an assembly, how will my students collaborate, how will the curriculum learning … Continue reading A virtual assembly
‘Technology can never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational’ – George Souros I began this academic session as form tutor for Grade 5, which gave me the tremendous advantage of already knowing the students as I taught them math last year in Grade 4; otherwise I literally would … Continue reading New academic session – a virtual beginning
This article shares how the approaches to learning can be integrated into mathematics through a shift in focus from pure concept teaching to the process of learning and integrating skill development. Regardless of level of proficiency in mathematics, every student enjoys and learns from the activity. Integrating ATL development in mathematics class
The article focuses on building a transdisciplinary approach to a unit of inquiry and how multiple perspectives enhance student understanding. Some initiatives towards including elements of the enhanced PYP are also detailed in the article. Transdisciplinary approach to a unit of inquiry
This post is my response to a thought provoking question posed by our Head of School with reference to the COVID pandemic – ‘In your mind, time-travel to 2021 when the pandemic is over and some normalcy has returned. Picture yourself having come through it all in a way you feel proud of, grateful for … Continue reading What story will i tell?
One thing I have learned from being a PYP teacher – I cannot do it alone (or atleast I cannot do my best alone). The learning community I belong to is an invaluable source of learning and support – emotional and academic. We share our successes, our frustrations, our excitement and enthusiasm, our innovative practices … Continue reading Introducing myself
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