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Putting #IBMO2015 into Action

 The IB AP Annual Conference in Macau is over and educators around Asia Pacific are heading back to their schools. The key question we should now be asking ourselves is, ‘How is this going to help my school improve student learning?’ After … Continue reading

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Transdisciplinary Skills are…..

In Making the PYP Happen document it states the following: Within their learning throughout the programme, students acquire and apply a set of transdisciplinary skills: social skills, communication skills, thinking skills, research skills and self-management skills. These skills are valuable, not only … Continue reading

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What do your students know? Just Listen

This is just a quick reminder of one of the many different ways in which to gain information about our student’s prior knowledge. Think about the information this pre-assessment discussion provides me in order to plan for engaging, appropriate and … Continue reading

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Google Portfolios model “Making the PYP Happen” and “ICT in the PYP”

“Schools have a responsibility to show evidence of student learning. Portfolios are one method of collecting and storing information that can be used to document and assess student progress and achievement.” – Making the PYP Happen “Learners’ awareness, use 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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Thinking about Effective Feedback

I just recently wrapped up my second PTC (The Principals‘ Training Centre) course, ‘Assessment Leadership in the International School’ in Miami, Florida. You can read about my first course from 2012 here. When I reflect back on the week, I … Continue reading

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Share what you know, a good place to start

Before moving ahead in our inquiry into shapes, angles, and lines, my grade three students took time to share their current understandings. Armed with cameras, small groups walked about the school to take pictures representing any 2D shape, 3D shape, … Continue reading

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Students leading the way

One of the ways my school shares information with parents about their child’s learning is through SLC, Student-Led Conferences. (From Making the PYP Happen, pg. 52) “Student-led Conferences involve the student and the parent. The students are responsible for LEADING … Continue reading

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If you build it, they will use it

I may have mentioned before that one of my challenges this year is space, well the lack of space. I have to be pretty creative when creating areas for reading, group work, using manipulatives, etc. Recently I realized I had … Continue reading

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How do you spell….?

I have heard it in Grades 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1; I have even asked the question myself, “How do you spell….?” From day one in the classroom, whether they are asking their teachers or their neighbors, students develop … Continue reading

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