Category Archives: Collaboration

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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Pride and Ownership

Pride and Prejudice maps Elizabeth’s emotional development as she learns the error of making rushed judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between what is superficial and what is essential. In this classic, one can easily appreciate the role of … Continue reading

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Inquiry-based learning is a lesson on humility

I am writing this blog post upon culminating a very gratifying year or learning and teaching, as my summer break begins, and before the arms of the summer convince me that it is time to slow down and re-charge for … Continue reading

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Being Part of the Learners’ Universe

From May 20-27, 2018, I will have the pleasure of hosting the #MYPChat on twitter. Previous hosts have done an extraordinary work by helping us reflect on the value of being connected; by encouraging inquiries into ATL skills, the learning … Continue reading

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Approaches to amplifying the IDU Experience

Designing and experiencing an interdisciplinary Unit (IDU) can only be matched by the satisfaction of seeing students taking ownership of their work, and demonstrating how much they’re able to do with what they know. What is more, an IDU allows … Continue reading

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