Category Archives: Collaboration

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Why can Language Acquisition be every MYP subject’s best friend?

Considering that every subject possesses a language of its own, and the fact that we cannot do anything without language, it seems to me that the role of Language Acquisition in MYP goes beyond “the foreignness” of its nature. As … Continue reading

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