Approaches to Learning

Sep
04

The sky is NOT the only limit in Mathematics!

Mathematics is not only about repeating patterns, but also about observing and analyzing how patterns repeat. For this reason, we normally say that repeated patterns is a strong aspect of mathematical modelling. Gabriella, our grade 12 DP student, created a very simple repetition pattern: 1. Cutting the paper into three equal pieces, 2. Taking one piece and […]

By Murat Gokalp | IB DP . Thinking Skills
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Jun
20

The QAIS MYP Personal Project Experience

Dear MYP 5 student, the Personal Project is a unique experience; thus, you should make the most of it, and truly embrace all the learning that comes with it. In this space you find a collection of resources to support your journey. Note that all of this documents are cited in your MYP Personal Project […]

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Jun
05

PYP-MYP Transition in the Right Hands

When learners join a school/program, they arrive as a plant arrives in a garden: with the hope to grow roots; looking forward to belonging; aspiring to blossom in splendorous ways; with a strong desire to be part of a symphony of colors, and shapes; and trusting that [edu]carers will create a safe space for them […]

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May
25

The Power of Illustration

Ms Jessica Vargas and Ms Cecilia Flores, our PYP2 and PYP3 teachers respectively, and authors of “A veces- Sometimes” took part in an interaction with QAIS MYP students was part of our Literacy Week 2017. Starting with the question, “what do you see?”, as a white space was shown, Ms Jessica and Ms Cecilia invited students to inquire […]

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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

IB DP CAS Gave me the Opportunity to Engage

Hello, My name is Zsófia Podnar. I graduated from QAIS in 2016. Even though I was not an IB DP student- I was only a certificate student, I wanted to be a part of the QAIS Inspire Project Experience. When Ms Canan and Mr Rafael spoke to us IB DP students about how we could put […]

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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
25

Creativity in Action – Assembling Country Boards

Today, our students got to assemble their presentation boards for the three countries they represent at the MMUN conference: Turkey, Switzerland and Sierra Leone. They did it in three hours with just one paper cutter, one pair of scissors and a lots of double-sided tape and impromptu solutions to unexpected challenges. Three creative and informative boards […]

By Alzbeta Springer | Communication Skills . MMUN . Social Skills
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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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