Category Archives: IB MYP

Concept-Based Foreign Language Instruction Strategies

I have put together this post which includes most of my posts on concept-based foreign language instruction strategies. If this interest you, subscribe to it as I will be updating it constantly. Miscelaneous strategies for Concept-Based foreign language instruction #ConceptBasedLearning … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between MYP Criterion B and literacy

For the last year, my MYP mathematics team and I have been inquiring into the nature of MYP Criterion B assessment design. The goal of our exploration was to produce guidelines for Criterion B assessment design [similar to the MYP … 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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How can we help students achieve a conceptual understanding?

Concept-based teaching is one of the approaches to teaching in the IB Programs. What makes Concept-based teaching different from other methodologies is how teachers guide students to move beyond the facts and to find relationships and connections among the concepts … 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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