Tag Archives: MYP

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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Reflections that Inspire Action

For the 3rd time, we have worked on a unit on Sustainability at Ecole Mondiale World School in the MYP Grade 10 Language Acquisition Department; this is also the 3rd time we conduct a Skype conference to accompany and enrich … Continue reading

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Skills lie in the eyes of the beholder and in the hands of the doer

Discussing the skills students require to be successful in this century is like eating tortillas for Mexicans, quite common (and please note that I am Mexican). Yet, as Tracy Immel states, it would be worth thinking about the skills that … Continue reading

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Another Brick on the Bridge

Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories. — Rober C. Schank (Cognitive Scientist) One of the most effective ways for us to know, appreciate, and learn from what is happening … Continue reading

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Change Ahead

For the last 3 years, educators in my department (IB Language Acquisition / foreign language) have been working hard at enriching and diversifying our appreciation for diverse approaches to teaching; as well as at broadening our explorations of learner-centered practices … Continue reading

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Weather Forecast

Generating a learning climate where students’ cravings and curiosities serve as the engine that stimulates inquiry and encourages us to study a certain theme/concept in class is something we, teachers, need to keep our senses ready for- so that we … Continue reading

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Rome was not built in a day

Rome was not built in one day and neither were/are meaningful projects whose impact transcends the idea of ‘an assignment’. I am a firm believer in the idea of doing things with a purpose, because they will be referred to … Continue reading

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