About The Learner’s Toolbox

This is a site for learners and those who facilitate learning. The current purpose of the site is to illustrate aspects of learning from different points of view–students, teachers, administrators, coordinator, and parents.

Aloha used this site with MYP students early in its inception when school was closed because of a city flood. On May 1, 2015, the site’s name was changed from “The MYP Toolbox” to “The Learner’s Toolbox” to reflect a wider, more inclusive focus on learning.

Aloha Lavina
Aloha is an active IB Educator, serving various roles as workshop leader, school visit leader, member, and consultant. She has taught Languages A and B in Diploma, Language and literature in MYP, and has coordinated the MYP. She has experienced whole-school curriculum leadership working with PYP, MYP and DP. Her most recent inquiry was into the effects of cognitive coaching on professional learning in an IB school, which helped her earn a doctorate with Nova Southeastern University. She continues to be enthused by the developing coherence and articulation throughout the IB continuum. Aloha is a former Head of School, Principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and MYP Coordinator in Asia Pacific and Europe. She is currently the director of ARKIPELAGO LLC, a consulting company in Hong Kong.

8 thoughts

  1. Hi Aloha and Werner, It’s been awhile, but perhaps you remember me. I am back in the region and would love to have contact with you and pick your MYP brains on a few topics. I am at Busan International Foreign School with Daun.

  2. Hello Jennifer! We may have opportunity to meet at least on #MYPChat on Twitter. I’ve moved to IBAEM, currently in Zagreb. Please give my best to Daun.

  3. Dear Aloha Lavina,
    Our Youth Years team at Ashoka (www.ashoka.org) has been passing around your article on the agile learner. So much resonates with the driving force behind our work – getting to an Everyone a Changemaker world. (And agile learner maps quite well onto what we call changemaker). We’d love to connect and begin a conversation.
    Maria Acebal

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