Today’s students are culturally a different bunch than when I went to school. You’ve seen the images going around from National Geographic about what Americans will look like in 2050. The images are beautiful, and I am excited that I get to see this every day where I work at an international school in Japan. […]
During a previous unit, students shared thoughts about who they are, where their home is, where they come from and what makes them the person they are. Their thoughts are fascinating, and it shows what a diverse group of students we have. Listen in. These are their lives today. Who We Are from YIS Academics […]
With a fantastic flourish through a parent evening and student and community day, Exhibition 2014 has finished. Students did an amazing and confident job expressing what they have learned in so many ways. If you look at the photos, you realize how engaged the students were and how confidently they shared what they learned. To […]
Tomorrow is the big night, and Friday is the big day. Students are ready to show you their learnings from their Exhibition research. Everything is looking good, and students seem confident and ready to go. Remember tomorrow, Thursday, April 24th, students should be at the auditorium at 6:15 p.m. Make sure to have eaten dinner […]
And now for the voting! Teapot packages are finished. All are unique and intentionally constructed. Students share their teapots in these videos, and we sent the videos to Canada for their vote. What do you think? Which one would you vote for? Which one meets the criteria?
In our lead-up to Exhibition, we’ve been dressing up in different colors and now even different people. Theo surprised us all this morning and set us rolling with laughter. Tomorrow is non-matching day and Wednesday is pajama day. Time to celebrate the long Exhibition journey!
Aino has put together a great video about some more things she learned during Exhibition and action she plans to take. What are you doing? Take a look at her video for some ideas:
Today in our class meeting, I had no plans and asked students if they had anything they wanted to share. After a funny conversation about how to teleport to Japanese class, one of my students brought up the very serious issue of free time. It started with a whine: The other class gets free time […]
We’re almost there. Next Thursday evening, we will all be standing in front of parents and teachers, celebrating what we’ve learned. Over this last week, everyone has been finishing up their creative displays and working hard on their speeches. Everyone has taken on the risk of standing up in front of their class and telling […]
As we draw nearer to our final presentation of the PYP Exhibition, I’ve been reflecting on our process. Students have done a good job. They’ve been dedicated, engaged, serious (for the most part) about this complex task we’ve all embarked upon. Mostly, they’ve reflected. Today, we talked about the thinking skills they had acquired. Metacognition […]