Bridging the Gap Between PYP and MYP With Design

It’s a tough job to allow our final year students of PYP to practically interact with one of the MYP learning frameworks. I find the best way is through Design and the MYP Design Cycle. After all, problem solving happens in every grade and the four stages of the MYP …

Simplifying the PYP and MYP….Graphically!

Just a short post to illustrate a request that @Shaza33 had (I’m sure she’ll be writing up a post over on her own blog real soon about how she worked with what I did!). The PYP and MYP models have a layer of rings to illustrate what makes up the …

i Have No Idea What i’m Doing

You know the meme, right? A panting dog with human tie in front of a computer? This one: I feel like this sometimes. Always have. More often than not in recent times. I sometimes felt it when teaching. It’s five minutes before class and the resources you thought were amazing …

25 Minutes A Week With 8 Middle School Students

My contact time with students in my current role is virtually nil but I have a weekly 25 minute block with 8 MS students in what we call “Koti” time. Koti is “home” in Finnish. The guidelines for koti are broad and what actually transpires varies from koti to koti …

Addiction and Video Games

The word “addiction” gets thrown around a lot when it comes to video games and children. What is addiction? Why are we more akin to be labelled negatively “addicted” to video games but not negatively “addicted” to reading or playing the harmonica. With the recent release of World of Warcraft …