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Let’s Discuss Agency in the PYP

Let’s Discuss Agency in the PYP

When the enhanced PYP was published in 2018, all PYP teachers were discussing the word Agency by asking the following questions: What will it look like? How do we implement it? How do we measure it? Why is it important? How do we discuss it with the parent community?...

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Designing High Quality Units: Where to Start

Designing High Quality Units: Where to Start

We all struggle sometimes to design high quality units and we find it a very complicated process. Let me tell you something, I can give you an excellent unit designed by an excellent educator and once you implement it in your classroom it will not be successful for...

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Do you hear their voice?

Do you hear their voice?

The PYP promotes student-centered classrooms where students are independent and empowered to make choices in their learning experiences. My main question in this article is, as teachers, what we are doing to ensure that this is happening in our classrooms? How can we...

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An induction programme for new teachers

An induction programme for new teachers

In this article a PYP educator of a continuum school in Qatar presents an induction plan for new teachers joining the team. The yearly turnover of teaching staff  is one of the biggest challenges for international schools. New teachers joining the team usually...

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The power of networking

The power of networking

Have you thought about joining one of the IB networks or associations? In this article you will learn about how the IB World Schools collaborate through networks in the gulf region.   When I moved to Dubai (2010) as a PYP coordinator, I had heard that the PYP...

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Back to school 

Back to school 

In this blog, I would like to share some ideas about going back to school: 1- Moving away from a reward and punishment system: During the first week of the school year, students, in collaboration with the teacher, write essential agreements. These agreements consist...

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