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What could an agency-supportive first week of school look like?

We’ve just finished our first week with students – and it was amazing! As a team, our goal was to start the year respecting and supporting student agency as much as possible. 1,462 more words

Expanding My Perimeter of Ignorance to Create More #StudentAgency

I want to run, I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside
I wanna reach out and touch the flame… 482 more words


Breakout EDU- success in Science classes!

(Post written by Erin Bruns)

I used the Breakout EDU kits with my Year 7s and Year 9s. They loved it and I loved seeing them work together and solve science problems. 435 more words


2018 - A great year for taking risks

It’s getting close to that time of year again (for many of us around the world anyway) – a fresh start, another chance, a do-over… aka a new school year. 778 more words

International Baccalaureate (IB) -An International Curriculum suited for the global village

IB programmes are offered for students aged 3-19. They challenge students to excel in their studies, and encourage both personal and academic achievement. The IB supports schools and teachers to provide a rigorous, high- quality education offering professional development that improves pedagogy and leadership.

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Teaching Math Through the IB PYP Programme

Six years ago, I was hired as a first grade teacher at an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school.  I went from knowing NOTHING about the IB Primary Years Programme, to planning (along with my amazing grade level team and our amazing IB coordinator, of course!) and teaching entire, cross-disciplinary inquiry units.  267 more words


Documenting small group learning

Selecting children to be part of a withdrawal maths group was a process. As a rule, I am not in favour of withdrawing children to “support” or “enhance” their learning. 545 more words