Orientation in Space and Time

May
03

The Colosseum

Mr Rafael guided us to the Colosseum during our first night in Rome, after the MMUN conference. We did not go in, but we were able to walk around and experience how big it is. The day before we left, we went to the colosseum again, but this time we went during the day. Since […]

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May
03

The Place of my Dreams

Rome trip 1st of may 2017 The day I have been waiting for, the day that I would go to the place of my dreams. The colosseum the magnificent structure that was for the entertainer of others. I was first Astonished when we had entered the structure. The massive pillars, with holes crowded in to […]

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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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Sep
06

Reinventing Objects As Something New

In our Global Issues and Entrepreneurship class, we have been discussing innovation. This week we were focusing on how innovations are often not a new invention but taking something that already exists and changing the use for it. Today it is Uber redefining the taxi industry. A few generations ago, it was World War II […]

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May
09

Going further… With a little help of PYP

One of the biggest advantages of concept-based learning is the immense variety of connections that can be established. Likewise, one of the benefits of teaching through a conceptual curriculum is the opportunity for collaboration across grades, subjects and programs. Today, PYP2 students led a session on Design Thinking for MYP2/3 students. PYP students utilised their portfolios for […]

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Apr
12

Engaging the community in one’s reflection

Every person has a role to play in the process of transforming the curriculum into a livable experience; a process in which learning experiences connect understandings from all subjects, and also make use of the city spaces for our students see that their skills are needed. Teachers, parents, administrators, policy makers, and practically everyone who […]

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Mar
30

Finding a story worth telling

The journey to find a memorable story to tell began on Friday morning, March 4th, when the MYP 2/3 English class visited Xi Yang Hong Retirement Home near Qingdao University as a part of their unit on communication. This unit explores the various ways and contexts in which people communicate and how methods of communication change […]

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Mar
28

Communication: Voices and Stories

At present, grade 7 and 8 students, phases 2 and 3 are studying a unit on the concept of communication. The statement of inquiry, central idea, we are addressing is the following: The way people communicate ideas is an ongoing evolving process that is influenced by the context in which statements are uttered, the purpose […]

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Nov
20
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