Category Archives: Strategies

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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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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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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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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A forum to design and experience learning

Last year, as we reflected on our teaching and learning practices, we identified that it was important for our community to articulate the dialogue teachers and students had about the way they learn best. We also identified that we needed … Continue reading

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