I created this video for my French learners. I use it as a routine to start the class so students can come in, relax, calm down and then feel ready to learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5hFBzRfxqM Feel free to share away!
I always find the PinkCasts awesome. I would to encourage you to watch this one: Pinkcast 2.17: Life advice from Warren Buffett I personally tried to do this exercise and it's really interesting! Here are my 25 goals and in bold, I have selected the 5 goals to focus on before moving to the others! … Continue reading 5 goals
About a week ago, Glenys discretely left our world. A painful news to receive... There are reasons to believe that Glenys knew her end was coming and therefore prepared for it, in her own way, which is by deciding to keep it to herself, not make it a big deal. That might have been a … Continue reading Personal tribute to Glenys Hanson
How We Express Ourselves Central Idea: Language changes to express meaning and perspective. Lines of Inquiry: How sentences are constructed (function) How the meaning changes depending on the context (change) Ways of expressing points of view (perspective) Assessments: French - FP - PYP4-5 - Gradual summative assessment (Central Idea) French - FP - PYP4-5 - … Continue reading PYP French assessments
My Ignite talk at the ISTE 2017 conference is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqXqFNZHc_c&
You might have seen this video about 'how wolves changed rivers' after the reintroduction of a few wolfes in the Yellowstone National Park. This video is an outstanding resource to look at organizational change and empowerement. I have crafted some ways to explore it through the lens of Cognitive CoachingSM. (Find out miore about Cognitive CoachingSM … Continue reading Exploring cognitive coaching through ‘How wolves changed rivers’
I am thinking of havin a monthly theme (each month could be one of the ISTE Standards for students) in the staff room where students could lead to inspire teachers. For example, having them share their learning of a particular ISTE Standard at recess time, around the Staff room area. We could give different opportunities … Continue reading Student-led PD?
Through this exercise of creating a min map of what PYP assessments look like, I changed from being assumptions-driven to actually basing my work on the framework of the PYP and showcasing the important elements that shape how PYP assessments are thought, delivered and reflected upon. I learnt that it was more complex and more organized … Continue reading Mindmap on PYP assessment
I have created a formative assessment, a summative assessment and a presentation about what assessment looks like in the PYP as part of the IBonline course on Making the PYP Happen (Cat 1): (PYP4-5 French FP) Speaking Assessment LoI 2 Summative Assessment - co-creating a book about out learning The main features of assessment in … Continue reading Formative and Summative Assessments Examples PYP