Understanding why This year, all of these are still true. However we also now have a whole generation of children who have been out of school, or at the very least disrupted, for a long time. We're going to have children who are all experiencing this very differently. Building community has arguably become even more … Continue reading Building Community During Online/Virtual School
Ask any teacher their thoughts on conferences and you’ll likely get a mixed response (even from just one individual). Conferences can be exhausting. Aside from the longer days as teachers stay after school to meet family, they can be mentally and emotionally tiring too. However, we learn so much about our students and their families, … Continue reading A Community Approach to Conferences
It’s about 7:30 in the morning on a Wednesday morning in November and parents who usually drop their kids at the gate are slowly but surely filtering into our school auditorium. Myself and our leadership team are busy greeting parents and directing them one way and their very excited, dressed to the nines kids another. … Continue reading Showcasing Learning in the PYP
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?