Thinking Skills

May
26

The Natural Storyteller

To bring our literacy week 2017 to a closure, Australian author Ken Spillman conducted a session about storytelling with QAIS MYP students. Ken shared how he discovered that he had a voice and that his storytelling skills were what made him feel unique. Likewise, Spillman took the opportunity to offer advise to students, encouraging them […]

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May
25

The Solar Cooker Project

MYP4 students are currently finalising an exploration into modernization, industrialization and engineering, under the global context Scientific and Technical Innovation. In order to wrap up their inquiry, with the following statement of inquiry in mind: Discovering patterns in fundamental natural forms permits new applications, they have been working on parabolic reflectors. MYP4 students have been studying parabolae, and […]

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May
22

Voices of Action

    Some of the core values of QAIS’ Mission Statement are our commitment to helping students become courageous, global citizens; to develop intercultural understanding; to take part in community action; and to demonstrate respect for all life. In order to accomplish this goal, we are constantly looking for opportunities to enrich learners’ experience. To start off the […]

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May
15

Using my knowledge of Design in a Real World Situation

My name is Candy Choi, and I would like to share my experience in our MYP5 design unit in which I had to collaborate with someone in order to create a product for them. In order to make this happen, I would need to find a client, for whom I would be the designer. In […]

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May
10

QAIS Advisory: 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 to find different means to support students in developing the confidence to speak about what […]

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Apr
07

Animal Rights: A project for the Chinese Class

As an action component for their unit entitled “Arts as a voice of society”, MYP 2 Chinese Language Acquisition students decided to  take a challenge in their language classes and do research in order to enhance the connection between their work and this unit’s statement of inquiry: Art can be used to create empathy, and as a […]

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Apr
05

ATL Support for the PYP Exhibition

In a previous post entitled The ATL Museum Part I, grade 7 students presented a collection of  ATL-related posters they made to PYP5. This time it was PYP6’s turn. Our grade 7 students know what it takes to be successful in the PYP Exhibition, so they customised the presentation they had previously delivered with a focus […]

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Mar
27

Let’s ‘Math’ About it.

Educators and researchers think that classroom talk has the power to improve both students’ learning and ability to reason and teachers’ ability to teach. Talking about mathematical concepts allows students to reflect on their own understanding while making sense of and critiquing the ideas of others. When done in a collaborative and supportive learning environment, […]

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Mar
03

The ATL Museum Part I

Every morning, throughout this academic year, QAIS advisory program has engaged students in talking about learning. MYP students have watched inspirational videos and expressed their opinion about them; they have also looked at a variety of Global Issues and have commented upon them; they have engaged in the study of specific skills they have to […]

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Nov
01

Voices of Peace

Advisory morning are not solely used to take attendance and remind students about their deadlines- we also engage in dialogue about learning and things that matter to us as learners. As describe in the blog entry about World Peace Day entitled “everyday can be peace day“, MYP 2 students wrote letters to children of refugees in Mouscron, […]

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