“Would you rather…?” random wheel spinner to use with students

Following on from racking my brains with coming up with other more engaging “ice breakers” for MS students the notion of “Would you rather…?” activities came about. Trawling the internet I found numerous websites with different degrees of appropriate questions and put them all in to a Wheel of Names …

One Night Ultimate Werewolf With Middle School Students

I hate ice breakers. The traditional ones. Adults hate them. Students hate them. As I said before (to the internet wall) I have 25 minutes a week with 8 middle school students. There’s a mix between 6, 7, and 8 grades so finding common ground is sometimes hard to achieve. …

IB Learner Profile with Animals…Yeah, Why Not?

Meh, I like animals so I made some IB Learner Profile posters with animals. That is all. PDF download from Google Drive. Large file download (you won’t be able to preview them but you can see them below). All photos from Google Image Search  “Labelled For Non Commercial Reuse with Modification”.

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 …