Category Archives: IB PYP

Transition in the right hands

When learners join a school/program, they arrive as a plant arrives in a garden: with the hope to grow roots; looking forward to belonging; aspiring to blossom in splendorous ways; with a strong desire to be part of a symphony … Continue reading

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Gamified Reading: A transdisciplinary strategy

I was excited to when Cecilia Flores, our PYP3 teacher, invited me to collaborate with her in the transdisciplinary unit “Sharing the Planet”. I never turn down an invitation if it means using my imagination; if it includes envisioning creative … Continue reading

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The ATL Skills Museum

Every morning, throughout this academic year, our advisory program has engaged students in talking about learning. MYP students have watched inspirational videos and expressed their opinion about them; they have also looked at a variety of Global Issues and have commented … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go is just the tip of the iceberg.

We can get creative and devise educational ways to use Pokémon, but if we are solely focusing on the App, and forgetting that there is more depth to this than just the Pokémon Go Version, we could be missing big … Continue reading

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Shadows of the Last Day of School

On August 24, 2015 a new academic year at Qingdao Amerasia International School began. I wrote about it claiming that many worlds had been born that day. A few births and blossoming of ideas after, today this year came to … Continue reading

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The Wedding Dress Syndrome

There are some people like me who do not like to solely demonstrate affection on birthdays, because if we truly love somebody we show our love as often as possible, not only on one day. For this, I am happy … Continue reading

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An Appreciation of Language Acquisition in PYP

How many different dishes can you make with tomatoes, basil, cheese, onion, celery and grapefruit? This is my metaphor for the many things one can do in a foreign language when we understand what lies inside attitudes, concepts and transdisciplinary … Continue reading

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