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...
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...
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...
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...
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...