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Leveraging Parents as Critical Partners in the PYP

Conducting parent workshops on the essential elements of The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is key for your school. These workshops allow parents the opportunity to engage in the same learning process their children do on a daily basis, thus providing parents the chance to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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