A peek into a PYP classroom – the planned and unplanned learning, the AHA moments, the not so AHA moments leading to reflection and growth.
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 →
Kath Murdoch – a name synonymous with inquiry (the cornerstone of the PYP). Every teacher initiates herself into this world of the PYP following her inquiry cycle. No matter how far along my journey of teaching I come, I find myself going back to her (I’m currently reading her book ‘The power of Inquiry’) again … Continue reading 6 insights from Kath Murdoch to empower every PYP teacher →
Google slides – How I used this remarkable tool for student collaboration Collaboration makes your work better because it: Creates self-awareness. When you collaborate with others, you have to explain (and then defend) your ideas. Collaboration is a great way to understand your own thought processes. Speeds things up. When you have more people on a task, … Continue reading A clever collaboration tool to help students create amazing presentations →
The one thing I really, really treasure about my role as an educator is that I am also always learning by – interacting with the students who are always enthusiastic, filled with positive energy, always challenging and taking me beyond the scope of my planning being a part of the IB community – having this … Continue reading 6 IB blogs to follow for inquiry, inspiration and innovation →
SOLO – Structured observation of learning outcomes Taxonomy – the science of naming, describing and classifying The 2 words put together mean describing and classifying student learning and the outcomes What exactly is SOLO? The structure of observed learning outcomes taxonomy (SOLO taxonomy) is a simple yet robust tool for measuring how well a student … Continue reading How Going SOLO can be effective in your classroom! →
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 →
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