Category Archives: Collaboration

The ATL Skills Museum

Every morning, throughout this academic year, our advisory program has engaged students in talking about learning. MYP students have watched inspirational videos and expressed their opinion about them; they have also looked at a variety of Global Issues and have commented … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Collaboration, IB MYP, IB PYP | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SPT Conferences: Lost & Found

Conferences have always represented a moment to emphasize the importance of the relationship that must exist between learners, teachers, and parents. Most importantly, I have always regarded these occasions as an opportunity to, collaboratively, move away from practices that destroy … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Collaboration, IB MYP, Inquiry, Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Packing experiences in a unit

How do we pack what is worth keeping in life? How do we prepare for a wedding? We don’t want to be under or over dressed. We don’t want to outshine the bride or the groom, but if happens, I … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Collaboration, Curriculum, Differentiation, IB MYP, Inquiry, Learner Profile, Service Learning, Strategies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Language, ATL and Mathematics

Language and mathematics. For many, this would appear to be synonymous with corn tortillas and flour tortillas; both of them useful to put food in them, but only one makes a genuine taco. Two areas of knowledge; two languages: one … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Collaboration, IB MYP, Inquiry, Learner Profile, Strategies, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t waste thinking, don’t waste skills!

Mathematics is everywhere! We need language for everything! The scientific method is present in every decision we make! I have heard these statements since I was in grade 1, and I believe them. However, I wish those that continue uttering … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Collaboration, Curriculum, IB DP, IB MYP, Learner Profile, Reflection, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

20, 000 leagues of inquiry

“The deepest parts of the ocean are totally unknown to us,” admits Professor Aronnax early in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. “What goes on in those distant depths? What creatures inhabit, or could inhabit, those regions twelve … Continue reading

Posted in Collaboration, IB MYP, Inquiry, Planning, Teaching | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Inquiry Instruments and where to find them

There are many reasons to appreciate and respect inquiry-based learning environments: because we are no longer living in the dark ages; because we are surrounded by information that we need to digest and evaluate; because there are great opportunities to … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Collaboration, Curriculum, IB MYP, Inquiry | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments