“Knowing is not enough, we must APPLY. Willing is not enough, we must DO”– Bruce Lee Action is an essential element of the IB PYP program. “It is believed that education must extend beyond the intellectual to include not only socially responsible attitudes but also thoughtful and appropriate action” (Making the PYP Happen p.25). A… Read More promoting and celebrating student action
At our PYP Information Night we gave parents an opportunity to reflect on their learning from that evening.Just as we do with our students, reflection and feedback is a crucial element to constructing new meaning throughout our units. As we shared in last week’s post, many ah-ha’s as well as new wonderings came out from… Read More unpacking a unit of inquiry
This past week we held our annual PYP 101 Information Night in conjunction with PTA’s first General Meeting. The PYP 101 event gives parents an opportunity to learn a little more about what an IB education is as well as a forum for parents to ask questions and get some “hands on” learning of all… Read More pyp 101 information night
“What’s in a question you ask? Everything. It is evoking stimulating response or stultifying inquiry. It is in essence, the very core of teaching” – John Dewey During Open House last week, our classroom teachers shared some information about their six Units of Inquiry and what concepts and standards would be explored in some of their units. These… Read More what is inquiry?
One of our Units of Inquiry, Who We Are, is a common unit that many grades begin each year with. As teachers and students are getting to know each other at the start of every school year, they are primarily working to set up systems and standards to create a space where everyone feel s part of… Read More a community of learners