Category Archives: Teaching

Memories of Transdisciplinary Learning

As a child, I remember browsing through one of my favorite encyclopedias called ¿Sabes Quién? (Do you know who?). I remember how ardently my cousins, friends and I discussed the skills and interest the greatest people in the past had. … Continue reading

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Language, ATL and Mathematics

Language and mathematics. For many, this would appear to be synonymous with corn tortillas and flour tortillas; both of them useful to put food in them, but only one makes a genuine taco. Two areas of knowledge; two languages: one … 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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Entering the differentiated world

I started 2016 feeling different about many things. I have spent the last 5 months learning with students to whom we are providing language support in order for them to engage fully in the inquiries that take place in the … Continue reading

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Don’t waste thinking, don’t waste skills!

Mathematics is everywhere! We need language for everything! The scientific method is present in every decision we make! I have heard these statements since I was in grade 1, and I believe them. However, I wish those that continue uttering … Continue reading

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20, 000 leagues of inquiry

“The deepest parts of the ocean are totally unknown to us,” admits Professor Aronnax early in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. “What goes on in those distant depths? What creatures inhabit, or could inhabit, those regions twelve … Continue reading

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What can teaching in China teach teachers about learning and language acquisition?

As a child,  when I started to learn English in Mexico, I thought that words in English would be formed in the same way that they are formed in Spanish: just by joining sounds. And there I was thinking that … Continue reading

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