Personal and Cultural Expression

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Writers in the Making

This year, throughout the school, teachers have been focused on the concept of mastery: lifting the level of all students–no matter their current level of proficiency–to greater heights. One important area of focus for teachers across the Montessori, PYP, MYP and DP divisions has been literacy, specifically, writing. We began this year by asking the […]

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Interactive Book Review Project

My English B students in 7th-10th grade have begun a book review project and are joining with Mr. Rafael’s 6th grade and the library to develop a wall of book reviews for all students to use and contribute to.  As students complete a book and write a review, it will be added to our blog […]

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Sep
18

DP Music Students Cross Bridges; With a Rhythm

In our opening unit of DP Music, students are starting to uncover the foundation of music knowing and understanding. As described by the Diploma Program, music is an essential part of the human experience and a unique mode of expression and communication.  Our DP students are starting to formally develop a common language to discuss about and communicate through music. Part of our opening investigation addressed mechanisms of […]

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Artistry and Creation in IB DP Music

Two of the main goals of the IBDP Group 6 Subjects are centered around fostering “critical, reflective and informed practice” as well as providing the opportunity for students “to express themselves with confidence and competence”. Shirley Ma’s final performance last week was a great example of this work in action. At the midpoint of the program, Shirley […]

By Lauren Borodenko | Arts . IB DP . Personal and Cultural Expression
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