Inquiry in the Primary Years

By ChezVivian | Of interest to teachers of Inquiry, especially PYP

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 …

Pedagogy

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> …

Teaching

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...

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 …

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 …

Pedagogy

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> …

Teaching

What does an inquiry-based, first week of school look like?

During this year’s staff orientation, we used inspiration from two blog posts (sowing the seeds of inquiry & 10 things to do on the first day of …

Teaching

KQED

Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based …

What A Flat Classroom Really Looks Like

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Pedagogy

Maths and mindset

Engaging with number<p><i>Teachers at two schools in West Lothian, Scotland have started to use Izak9, a new Maths resource for 9 – 13 years olds, while</i> …

The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point

It is well known that telling a kid she is smart is wading into seriously dangerous territory.<p>Reams of research show that kids who are praised for being smart fixate on performance, shying away from taking risks and meeting potential failure. Kids who are praised for their efforts try harder and …

University of Chicago

Understanding or Misunderstanding in the IB PYP?

The PYP is currently under review with a new set of Principles & Practices set for publication in 2018. One of area I hope the IB addresses is the …

Teaching

Teaching Social Justice Through Children's Human Rights

Children's rights as a vehicle for exploring global social justice issues across the curriculum.

Teaching

KQED

<b>By Samara Freemark and Stephen Smith, American RadioWorks</b><p>UCLA researcher Dick Schmidt gazes across the driving range at a line of golfers trying to …

100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking

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Pedagogy

What happens after the provocation?

Something I know I do well as a teacher is to provide a strong context for learning. There are thoughtful provocations to kids engaged and thinking …

5 People

Have a look around your school and ask yourself, “<i>Are they a learner</i>?”I wonder how many teachers you would find that are real genuine learners.We …

Education

How Do We Plan Language on a PYP Planner?

The Challenge<p>The Solution<p>The Context<p>The Limitations<p>The Genre Approach to Learning ABOUT Language<p>Step A - The Conceptual Lens<p>But what exactly is a …

Transdisciplinary Yearning - My Hopes For The PYP Review

The IB PYP is currently under review with a new set of principles and practices to be released in 2018. One of the features of the PYP which is up …

Teaching

The 4 Cs of Learning

You know the four Cs right? I mean everyone is talking about them. The four Cs that are going to change education in the 21st century? They are …

21st Century Skills

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Teaching

Listening to student voice…

Enthusiastic students from Years 4, 5 and 6 sit in a circle at the end of the day and share reflections on our Program of Inquiry. I tell them the …

Teaching

Design Thinking Stage 4: Reflection

The final design <b>Reflection</b>This week, we’re looking at Stage 4 of the Eduro Design Thinking course, which is called <b>Reflection.</b>Now, <b>reflection</b> has never …

Design Thinking

The Maker Movement is Transforming Education

It goes without saying that the 21st century is the age of the Digital. For those of us living during the transition from the Industrial Revolution …

What Does It Mean To Understand Mathematics?

Several years ago I had a profound moment that led me to completely rethink what it meant to understand mathematics. I was still in the classroom and …

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

iStock<i>The following excerpt is from “Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry,” by Larissa Pahomov. This excerpt is</i> …

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