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Learn how to learn

Learn how to learn

"Lifelong learner," "facilitator of learning," and "learner-centered classroom"… We repeat these words in every workshop and educational article. How do we ensure the classroom is learner-centered? It may seem easy initially, but changing our beliefs is challenging....

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A successful IB workshop

A successful IB workshop

Ongoing professional development is an essential element in the culture of an IB school. In this blog, we will explore the responsibility of the PYP coordinator and share some ideas to ensure that the workshop will have a positive impact. According to the IB...

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Inquiry: 10 Essential Tips

Inquiry: 10 Essential Tips

 In this blog, I will share 10 tips that will help you start your career as an inquiry-based teacher:   Be an inquirer and a role model. You can’t teach in an inquiry-based learning classroom if you are not curious and a lifelong learner. Share your...

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A successful IB visit

A successful IB visit

Many coordinators ask about IB visits and how to prepare for them. Let’s start by looking at the different types of visits: Consultation: This visit takes place during the consultation phase. The IB consultant supports the school with readiness in preparation for the...

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Developing or reviewing the POI

Developing or reviewing the POI

Many PYP coordinators face challenges when developing a programme of inquiry (POI) for the first time or revising it with the team. In this blog, as usual, I will share the PYP perspective based on the IB documents and then give you some tips and ideas. Let’s start...

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Collaborative planning in the PYP

Collaborative planning in the PYP

This blog can be read anytime in connection to a previous blog, “Stand-alone or Integration”. We hear a lot of the following questions related to collaboration in the PYP: When do we meet? What is the frequency of the meetings? Who needs to attend the collaborative...

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Stand-alone or Integration?

Stand-alone or Integration?

As a PYP workshop leader and experienced PYP coordinator, I hear a lot of the following questions: How many integrations do we need to do per year? Do specialist teachers (Arts, PSPE) need to do 6 units per year? Do we need to create a stand-alone unit? Can we connect...

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A Collaborative Approach to Goal Setting

A Collaborative Approach to Goal Setting

The start of the new year or the new term brings an opportunity for fresh beginnings, growth, and self-discovery. For educators, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment in students is paramount to their success. One approach to achieve this is to actively...

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