Learning is scalable. The fractal of how we learn transfers into smaller versions of the full design—such as the specific process of learning how to write from personal significance, with a personalized process, seeking our own audiences and feedback to get better at writing. These patterns also transfer into larger-scale systems predicated on assumptions that […]

Metacognition within perceptions of time and self mediates attention. As an approach to learning skill, metacognition involves knowledge of cognition, which allows a person to actively control thinking during the thinking process. Hence it is often defined as “thinking about thinking.” Approaches to learning such as ways to monitor understanding, evaluating process and progress of […]

A student’s reflection recently illustrated how performance of understanding can emerge as a conceptual dialog between teacher and student. In this Arts inquiry, the Key concept is creativity and the Related concepts are expression, boundaries, narratives. The unit’s Global context is Identities and relationships, framing the learning around building expressive skills for performance, requiring the actor to […]

Part 2, ATL Articulation through the Core and Policies Criterion B in all MYP subjects including the Projects and Interdisciplinary Units (IDU)  explicitly unpack within its strands a learning cycle or process. Year 1s spent some time thinking about learning cycles, and below is an example of their understanding. The thinking visible in the sample above teaches […]

Part 1, ATL development in the classroom and subject The MYP faculty meeting yesterday yielded a lot of shared understanding about ATL skills implementation. Making connections was a big part of the engagements. As we made connections, we began to see how these connections made ATL skills the “bones of the MYP”–they may be invisible as […]

For Year 4 Individuals and Societies students An important part of research is knowing which sources are credible. Credible sources are believable because their information is valid and reliable. As you research the comparison between two instances of Communist rise, perform an evaluation of sources you use. Use this process for guidance.

Layers of Meaning (c) Aloha Lavina  Today we looked at how understanding a text comes in layers. Our layers of understanding depend on the types of thinking we do at different layers of meaning. In considering your understanding of identity and relationships in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, return to our Layers of Meaning, command terms and […]