Category Archives: Inquiry

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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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 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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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 Statement of Inquiry: A recipe we have to cook in a Global Context

In preparation for launching the unit for eAssessment 2017, a few colleagues and I engaged in dialogue on why the Global Context (GC) is provided. A few wondered, why not the Key Concept (KC) if we are working in a … Continue reading

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TOK or Practice of Knowledge?

My experience teaching Theory of Knowledge (TOK) may not be as broad and diverse as my experience teaching languages. Nonetheless, despite its brief length, the explorations I have dwelled into are as vast as one could expect. I have always … Continue reading

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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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