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 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.