A few months ago we set about redesigning the way we give feedback. Whilst rubrics, standards and criteria are valuable tools to help students understand where they are at this moment in time, the link to growth isn’t always clear for every child (or teacher). Working with a few teachers we began devising, trying out … Continue reading Improving the Way we Reflect: Reflecting on ATL Skills
As mentioned in an earlier post Mark and I have been working on ways to build a community of researchers in school. We're excited to be presenting about this at the upcoming IB Global Conference in Abu Dhabi. Before we could begin thinking about what this might look like in the classroom, we identified a … Continue reading Research Skills: Working towards the IB ATLs
Asking questions is one of the foundational skills of learning, its something a lot of children do instinctively and can open the doors for great inquiry led learning. However, its also something we can easily fall out of the habit of promoting in our classrooms. There can be any number of reasons for this; not … Continue reading 5 ways to Build Inquiry in Your Classroom: Asking Questions
A topic Mark and I have been focused on a lot the past few months is that of research. Specifically helping students to become researchers. Both coming from a humanities background has perhaps played a significant role in why we see this as important. The skills you need to succeed in those disciplines (formulating questions, … Continue reading Building a Community of Researchers: What does good research look like in schools?
Last week we hosted the Annual AIS Kuwait Math Night, this is a big event for our school community and one which is well attended and this year was no exception. Children and their families from across the school came to participate in math games and activities, as well as view work exhibited by our … Continue reading Math Night!
We’re very excited here at AIS Kuwait to have launched PYPX 2019! Our Exhibition takes place within the Transdisciplinary Theme of Sharing the Planet, and we further connect it to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This helps our students find real meaning in their work as they look to investigate the impact of the UN … Continue reading Launching the PYP Exhibition!