This week’s blog post is by: An, Oscar and Alicia This week 4B finished off our science video. The science video was to help us to explain better and learn some things about our science topic. Each group has a topic. Oscar, Aya and Mai were Oceanographers. An Oceanographer is somebody that studies the Ocean. […]
Edna at What Ed Said, I’m writing back to you. Edna wrote a piece recently that hit home right away. Titled Instant Communication and Twice-Yearly Report Cards, she wrote about the need for traditional report cards. As someone in the middle of one of those twice-yearly reports, I couldn’t agree with Edna more. Shouldn’t we re-evaluate the need […]
During our learning at YIS, students often reflect on the skills they are using. It’s important that students are not only learning content, but learning how to learn and aware of what goes into that learning. We are just finishing up a unit on How The World Works where students have been studying how the […]
This week students got the lucky chance to see and participate in two events. There were the Danish gymnasts on Wednesday. Students took a PE class with them and saw an amazing performance that afternoon. On Thursday, students spent time with a visiting children’s book illustrator, Ross Kinnaird. He explained illustratiing and did some drawing […]
Here’s a post from two students: Mai and Ken. They chose to use a Google presentation as their blog post format for this week.
Jason Graham, a teacher in Indonesia, made this video about #pypchat, a really important community of teacher-learners around the world. The video has been out for a while, but I’m really honored and excited every day to be part of this great community, having great pedagogical discussions online. It’s honestly the best PD that continues […]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about student choice and giving students even more responsibility. I thought I did a pretty good job. We inquire, and students often choose their inquiries and how they show their understanding. But is this enough? Recently, I spent some time in a 1st grade classroom, run by a great […]