“Look Teacher…No Hands!”

Is it ever ‘too soon’ to take the training wheels off? “Change Tomorrow Today” is the 2017 title for our Grade 5 Exhibition at UWCSEA. But I’ve been wondering…how might teachers use this mantra in our own pedagogy? Can we change TODAY to better prepare students for TOMORROW?   Although I’ve been teaching for ten years, this was my first…

Part 4: Sharing Grade 5 RSA-style Videos

  Week 4: PUBLISHING on iMovie Since we are not yet 1:1 with iPads, students needed to upload their iMotion HD videos from the iPad to their macbooks. Students used the microphone feature to record their written explanation. There were many challenges in recording the timing of their voice with the video…especially since 90% of…

2013 Exhibition in Review

We’ve now had a week’s buffer to think and reflect on our Grade 5 Exhibition How the World Works. What a journey it was! It seems miles away now that students and teachers have had a week’s holiday to ‘decompress’ from the long but rewarding journey! Some Challenges in review… This was definitely a challenging…

Last day before Exibition week begins!

With just one day left for kids to put up their boards and displays for this year’s PYP Exhibition, there is serious madness happening all around! Here is a photo summary of the last 2 weeks (week 8 & 9)…   Instead of Exhibition T-Shirts, we had Science Lab Coats designed! Here is Tristan modeling…