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PYP Day Plan Template

One of the biggest causes of learning tension I see with teachers new to inquiry or PYP, centers around planning for inquiry.<p>There are lots of great …

10 ways to make learning meaningful…

Whether your students are completing assignments, inquiring into areas of their interest, covering curriculum or exploring their passions, to what …

Student-led conferences: Trying a new approach

Lisa Hughes, Elementary Principal, Hanoi International School, Vietnam<i>In this article you will read how a school changed their approach to</i> …

High Expectations, Student Conformity or Clipping Wings?

Stories can be wonderful pedagogical tools Stories can be wonderful pedagogical tools; their openness and ambiguity can draw students in...

Inventors4Change

<b>Fostering invention-based collaborative learning for social change</b><p><b>by Eduard Muntaner-Perich</b><p>Inventors4Change is an initiative of UdiGitalEdu, an …

Education Technology

Employment and opportunity the key to refugee integration

Employment is an integral tool for tackling refugees’ social and economic exclusion, says Matthew Powell – CEO of charity Breaking Barriers<p>I met the …

Best. First Week of School. Ever.

I shared with you my plan for inviting students to help set up the classroom. I shared with you my reasons for inviting students to help set up the …

Calgary police take on Syrian refugee team in bridge-building soccer match

It's time to put up or shut up, although Calgary police are downplaying the competitiveness of it.<p>Officers will hit the pitch against the Syrian …

Canada

Syrian teens find refuge on Calgary soccer pitch

Ayman Aswad says it is a relief to be able to tell his dad that he's going to play soccer, and his dad doesn't have to worry about whether or not …

Middle East

Calgary police soccer match with Syrian teens ends in draw, connections

While it ended in a draw, the match between Calgary police and Syrian refugees in an exhibition soccer game Monday was about more than just who …

Canada

Teachers, families prepare for 1st day of school for Syrian refugee kids

Safi Al Sahen is excited.<p>The six-year-old refugee from Syria just arrived in Canada this summer, so he doesn't yet know a lot of English. But he does …

Private sponsors given choice of swapping delayed Syrian refugees for others

Ottawa is offering certain private sponsors of Syrian refugees whose entry to Canada has been delayed to get replacement families.<p>"It's a difficult …

Canada

RCMP allows Muslim women Mounties to wear hijab

The Mounties have adopted a new uniform policy to allow female Muslim officers to wear the hijab.<p>Scott Bardsley, spokesman for Public Safety Minister …

The past year has seen divisions in European and national politics deepen, but some people are making connections that bridge cultural divides and language barriers. The No Stranger Place photo series was developed and photographed by documentary photographer Aubrey Wade in partnership with the UN …

Refugees

Should we focus on teaching or learning?

“<b>Inquiry happens when you focus on the art of teaching</b>.” Kath Murdoch.This is an interesting moment in Kath’s conversation with teachers. I lose …

A rewarding experience of mentoring the PYP exhibition

Asnaha Farheen, grade 5 homeroom teacher, Eastern Public School, India<i>This article underlines the role of a mentor in facilitating the inquiry</i> …

The moment I felt at home: refugees tell their stories

There are around 120,000 refugees in the UK, and last year 32,414 applied for asylum. For most, life is not easy. Unemployment in refugee communities …

Sustainable safe havens for refugees

Matt Mellen and Jeya Lorenz propose an idea that could give refugees a more secure future and address other pressing issues<p>Thousands of refugees …

Pioneering programme is teaching refugees coding so they can become developers and is helping them integrate in society<p>Problem one: Finland’s otherwise flourishing startup scene has a chronic shortage of developers.<p>Problem two: the 32,000-plus asylum seekers who arrived in the Nordic country last …

Asylum Seekers

Meet the Congolese refugees competing at Rio 2016 | Refugee Olympic Team

Olympics

Strangers on a train: GO riders unite to help Syrian family get to their destination

When Valerie Taylor spotted a family of newcomers looking lost in the hustle and bustle of rush hour at Toronto's main Union Station on Wednesday, …

Syrian refugees combat fear of water in Edmonton-area lake

The number of refugees that have been lost to the sea in recent years is staggering.<p>According to figures released by the UN Refugee Agency, the …

Yonas Kinde - The Ethiopian refugee targeting Olympic glory | Refugee Olympic Team

Olympics

Alberta teachers call for more Syrian refugee student funding

More than 400 teachers are in Calgary this weekend for the annual representative assembly of the Alberta Teachers' Association.<p>The teachers are …

Education

Edmonton summer camp helps Syrian students transition to school in Canada

When you’ve never set foot in a classroom, it can be intimidating to start school. But for nearly 60 Syrian refugee kids, an Edmonton summer camp is …

Rio 2016: The Syrian refugee who swam for her life - all the way to the Olympics

<b>There are those whose footsteps we would not want to follow, whose shoes we would not want to be in - yet we strive to have their character, their strength, their drive and their courage. It is from them we learn that the worst of humanity can bring out the best in humanity.</b><p>Yusra Mardini used to be …

Syrian refugee MARDINI (ROT) swims for joy after swimming for her life

Date28 Jul 2016TagsRefugee Olympic Team , RIO 2016 , IOC News<p>Syrian refugee Mardini swims for joy after swimming for her life<p>Yusra Mardini (Refugee …