Category Archives: IB MYP

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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A Service-led Unit: A Triathlon of Learning

One of the goals for my MYP team at Qingdao Amerasia International School this year was to “regionalize” the IB MYP Standards and Practices. Simply put, this means to generate a series of exemplary resources that serve as guidelines for … Continue reading

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Would MYP Teachers be willing to be MYP Students?

One of my mentors used to say that children are creative because they do not believe in “impossible”; that teenagers were charged with hormones to shake up adults, in the hope that they (adults) remember their journey.   I reflect … Continue reading

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A Global Context is a conceptual lens, not a related concept

Global Contexts in the MYP are perhaps the most misunderstood element in the conceptual framework (key concept, related concept, global context, statement of inquiry), as MYP teachers design the purpose for their inquiry. This misunderstanding is also further enhanced by … Continue reading

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Reflections of an EFL Learner

English is my second language. I started learning when I was in secondary, and the passion that I developed encouraged me to pursue a BA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and in teaching Spanish (my mother tongue) … Continue reading

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Finding treasures in the learning journey

Sometimes I have the feeling we are living in a new era of exploration. Nonetheless, the geographies we explore in this search have deep connections with the roots we grow in the places that make us feel that we belong, … Continue reading

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