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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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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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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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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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I’ll have the PD with a side of Twitter please

In the past two weeks I have had two very different Professional Development experiences. I feel I was able to take something away from both, although I found I preferred one format to the other. On February 10th and 11th, … Continue reading

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The Power of Suggestion

Last week we posted pictures on our blog of a classroom display we created using moveable paper people put into the position of our favorite sports activity. The students created a background scene to match their people. Sports View more … Continue reading

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For 2-4 players

In an attempt to build class unity this year, every Friday, I invited my students to stay in the classroom for recess / break and play board games with each other. At first, I wasn’t sure if anybody would stay … Continue reading

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The Power of Choice

I have heard many teachers say if they could go back in time and and redo their first year of teaching, they would change a number of things. I think student choice is something I would focus more on if … Continue reading

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