Tag Archives: Personal Project

Approaches to Scaffolding the MYP Personal Project

While the MYP Personal Project as the culminating task for the MYP takes place in the last year of the program, nothing prevents us from providing students with experiences through which they achieve mastery of the skills necessary to succeed … Continue reading

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The Soul of the Personal Project

I have been interested in transitions for a long time. I am fond of the mental and cognitive transformation that all of us undergo when we move form one plateau to another. Some of these transitions are like the metamorphosis … Continue reading

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Savor reflection and let it flavor your new experiences

When discussing projects and how we must never underestimate the efforts we make while completing them, I always remember what my biology teacher told me in Middle School: a boat builder does not make a boat solely to drag it … Continue reading

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Cycles and Opportunities

A few months ago, in my entry called Transformation witness, I mentioned that effective teaching inspires real learning, and that stimulating and meaningful teaching-learning environments/processes must equally yield effective reflection. Thus, every time culminating projects come to life, another opportunity … 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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Owning my satisfaction and celebrating my students’ achievements

Very humbly I admit that every effort that I make when creating learning scenarios is aimed at helping students make the most of their potential, to embrace the skills they have and to succeed. In many occasions, students end up … Continue reading

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