It’s a long journey and a complex one. How might we inquire our way toward building a successful MYP?

The MYPChat on Twitter this morning raised a few questions that significantly impact the development of the MYP in our schools. How do we implement all the elements of the MYP mindfully balancing teacher workload and program goals? was a question from @reidau1 (who is our MYPChat facilitator this week) which tickled thinking from the conversation […]

Action plans have numerous practices that need to be implemented. Here’s a useful collaborative strategy for prioritizing implementation. I’ve used this with different schools including Canadian Academy in Kobe when I was working with Stephen Taylor and the CA faculty to implement creative inquiry. The Purpose of this Strategy The visualization of priorities using a […]

This blog post might end up with a nice title like “Why Collaboration is Key.” But really, it is about why as educators, we can’t just do whatever we want (in isolation). Imagine that you are a student and that the information on this infographic represents a student’s experience in school.   Some students will be […]

The other day I had a badly-designed experience in a restaurant. The food came about 50 minutes after we ordered it, which was bad enough. But the real clunker was, they failed to serve the drinks, which was water for two and an orange fizz for the third. That we had to wait for 50 […]

When faced with the challenge of implementing new practices, often organizations go through an implementation dip because previous expertise no longer suffices in the new programme. The organization can support teachers through some processes, which when combined provide what Drago-Seversen (2009) calls “holding environments” for professional learning. Holding environments are specific structures and processes, which help […]

  “There’s a lot of assumed knowledge here.” This statement by a teacher who was struggling to successfully transform his teaching in an MYP classroom was overheard almost a decade ago during a faculty meeting. It stuck with me because in transitioning to MYP: Next Chapter this year, I have heard similar sentiments as teachers […]