Using Pictionary to Explore Concepts in MYP Design

The hardest part about teaching and learning in a concept based curriculum is….teaching and learning based around concepts! Instead of teaching about volcanoes you teach through the lens of “change” in the area of science. This concept of…concept based learning…is especially tricky with new students (and new teachers). The definition …

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 …

Visualising MYP Terminology

I have had this in my drafts since my last year of teaching in 2017/18 in Singapore so the writing is me from a while ago. I’m still the same I think. I’ll just add these few sentences here and press publish so that the post is out there. Ta-bloody-da. …

Introducing MYP Design For ESL Learners

Another year starts and another exciting range of Grade 8 students, each with their own unique learning background, pop up in my class list. To know the students’ backgrounds is to know how to teach. This year I have a wide spectrum of English language learners in my classes and …

Design Thinking Project with Grade 4 Students

As the stars aligned two things happened a few months ago. Our music ┬áteacher was going to throw out some old musical instruments and Grade 4 were doing a unit on the global impact of consumer choices. We decided that we would get each Grade 4 class to create a …

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