Student Choice

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 […]

Genius/Passion Hour Part I

This week it unfolded. Passion…geniuses…or a combination of both? We kicked off our IBPYP Exhibition these last few weeks in grade 5 at Yokohama International School. Our idea is to have the kids explore their passions and interests  under the theme of “How We Express Ourselves.”  Passions and beliefs lead to further inquiry and stimulate […]

Reflections on Learning

I attended a conference in Beijing recently called Learning 2.012. It was a technology conference, focused on the future of learning. I thought I might only learn new tools I could use in my classroom. However, I came out with a lot more. Here’s a collection of quotes that stuck with me. Quotes from Jim […]