Category Archives: Collaboration

An inquiry into collaboration and gratitude  

Educators who know me know that I am possible the 2nd most people-person that exists, and that I am like humidity- I like to be present in every possible space. I always do this with a positive attitude and with … Continue reading

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An inquiry into Structure and Space

My interest in learning spaces is not new. Between 2011 and 2015, I designed an interactive learning platform for students of Spanish as an additional or mother tongue, which does not exist anymore, but I am happy I recorded the … Continue reading

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An Inquiry into Opportunity

Educators that have worked/collaborated with me may remember the frequent reference I make to Sigourney Weaver in the film Avatar (James Cameron, 2009) in which she plays Dr. Grace Augustine, an exobiologist and head of the Avatar Program. Despite the fact that … Continue reading

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Designing learning tools sustainably

All educators around the world are in a beautiful state of creation at present. Many educators are producing exceptional resources to ensure that learning continues to be meaningful and impactful. For this reason, I think it is important to think … Continue reading

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Demonstrating ATL Skills as Educators

I agree with those educators that say that “The Coronavirus is NOT the best thing that has happened to education”. But I do appreciate the opportunity this current situation has given me to reflect on the way I design engagements … Continue reading

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A Stress-Free Virtual Environment

By the time I post this blog entry, a lot of learners and educators in Asia will have been learning online for several weeks. As I write this blog entry, I am waiting at the reception of the virtual space … Continue reading

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8Hr+ of Reflection about the MYP Evaluation Process

In my last school in China, I had the opportunity to lead the orchestration of two important processes: CIS accreditation, and MYP Evaluation. Having participated in evaluation processes as a teacher and head of department, I had notions of what … Continue reading

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IB Continuum Transitions: Parents

This is the first installment of a series titled IB Continuum Transitions. This entry focuses on parents. There will be two more installments: PYP-MYP students; and MYP-DP students. The experience described in these installments is based on my experience as … Continue reading

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Approaches to Scaffolding the MYP Personal Project

While the MYP Personal Project as the culminating task for the MYP takes place in the last year of the program, nothing prevents us from providing students with experiences through which they achieve mastery of the skills necessary to succeed … Continue reading

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The Self-Study Process as a Celebration of Fruition

Re-reading the MYP self-study report that I am about to submit has reminded me a lot about the way I saw my father work when I was a child. My father was a jimador, a farmer that grows agave (the … Continue reading

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