Books that promote Child Safeguarding, Global Citizenship, Inclusion, #BLM, LGBTQ+


I had created this list for an order in my previous school and I believe it can save other people’s time! The following books promote Child Safeguarding, Global Citizenship, inclusion, Black lives matter, LGBTQ+ All are welcome by Penfold, Alexandra (2018) Families by Rotner, Shelley (2015) The family book by Parr, Todd (2017) A family … Continue reading Books that promote Child Safeguarding, Global Citizenship, Inclusion, #BLM, LGBTQ+

PYP Unit Planner – French Phase 1-2


I have created 3 PYP unit planners that you might be interested in looking at if you are a PYP Language Acquisition teacher: Unit planners for PYP2-3-4-5

French Meditation to start the class


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: Feel free to share away!

PYP French assessments


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

Mindmap on PYP assessment


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

PYP – a constructivist appraoch


As the whole-school EdTech coach, I was particularly interested in the section about “ICT” (though I anticipate the name will change after the review). A constructivist classroom embraces 21st century learning which refuses to deny the world around us (the technology era) and focuses on the computational thinking skills and the 4 Cs (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication … Continue reading PYP – a constructivist appraoch

Making the PYP Happen: using a visible thinking routine to share about pedagogy


As part fo the online course “Making the PYP Happen”, I am going to use the Visible Thinking Routine developed by the Project Zero team at Harvard University. called ‘Connect-Extend-Challenge’ to share my thinking about my connection to the constructivist pedagogical theory: a. What ideas did you “connect” with? Which theories felt comfortable to you, which one(s) did you agree with? I … Continue reading Making the PYP Happen: using a visible thinking routine to share about pedagogy