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Collaborative Planning, more than just working together

The PYP Programme Standards and Practices Standard A Practice 3.b The school as a community of learners is committed to a collaborative approach to curriculum development. We know collaborative planning is more than just teachers working together on a document. … Continue reading

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Doing Differentiation?

Have you ever heard, “how do you do differentiation?” As many resources tell us, differentiation is not something you do and tick off, it is more an ongoing philosophy or approach where we continue to really know our students and … Continue reading

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Working with ConferApp

In January of 2013, I attended my 3rd 21st Century Learning Hong Kong conference. I attended a session with Jeff Dungan (@jdungan) on the Confer App. It looked like an effective and efficient tool to use in the classroom. I … Continue reading

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Linking Children’s Literature to PYP Profile/Attitudes

“The aim of all the IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.” (Making the PYP Happen) The IB Learner … Continue reading

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Is Halloween too scary for children?

Ok, so my birthday just happens to be on October 31, but that isn’t why I am writing this post. As I was catching up with my google reader this weekend I came across many posts with Halloween themed activities … Continue reading

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Launch of Teacherhorizons

Teacherhorizons is a new website offering recruitment services and networking opportunities among international schools. They officially launched their services Oct.12, 2011 and welcome you to visit their site for more information. Watch their informational video below.

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Make it Work

I have to admit that I don’t know how to sew even though I am pretty sure that my mother tried to teach me at some point, but my husband and I still like to watch Project Runway and love … Continue reading

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Shared concerns for a new school year

I am about to be the ‘new teacher’ again for the 4th time in my life. My usual feelings of nervousness and excitement are resurfacing as I am to report to my new school and new team next week! This … Continue reading

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one…

“Don’t smile at them until after Christmas!” When I first started teaching, I heard this from more than one veteran teacher. I remember being a bit scared and a little curious about what would happen if I did smile at … Continue reading

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