International-Mindedness–is it a practical teaching approach? — The Glorification of Thinking

[This is a teacher-learner’s reflection on a term “international-mindedness” and some epistemological engagement with an assigned reading for completing her IB educator certification course] In my first draft of teaching philosophy, which was completed as an initial exploration of the IB education, I illustrated my working understanding of “international-mindedness” (IM) with classroom experiences. I highlighted […]

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The Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition — Greenfield Community School

On Tuesday 13th March 2018, Grade 10’s Personal Project Exhibition opened. The Personal Project is an independent research project that all students undertake as part of the IB MYP curriculum. Based on their own personal interests, their projects demonstrate creativity and organisation, and aim to fully embody the knowledge they have gained during their years […]

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A Service-led Unit: A Triathlon of Learning — Ser y Estar

One of the goals for my MYP team at Qingdao Amerasia International School this year was to “regionalize” the IB MYP Standards and Practices. Simply put, this means to generate a series of exemplary resources that serve as guidelines for new and continuing teachers. These resources should inform readers about the learning spirit in the […]

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IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) e-assessments — QA Sidra Panther Spotlight

by Ms. Alison Bainbridge – MYP Coordinator At the end of last year students in Grade 10 sat the MYP e-assessments. Congratulations to all those students who were engaged in the exams. QA Sidra performed very well in the English language assessments, the interdisciplinary learning assessment, and the portfolio subjects. Once again it was it […]

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The Personal Project and Caring Practitioners — The Heart, Head, and Hands of Learning

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTuIrpIKmyBhfrMlaz6mawyuU_Dx7MXbRmId8kyCbJZNqdJZzRNzXzwrj67xylWD44OmbOeCpAYiiWe/embed?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Caring: We show empathy, compassion, and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us. (MYP: From principles into practice, 2014) What stood out most to me as a new MYP teacher was firstly the connectedness of MYP teachers […]

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