Principled Action

An IB education values the world as the broadest context for learning. Through the conceptual nature of our curriculum set within global contexts, as MYP teachers it is our responsibility and privilege to ensure that all classroom learning is relevant beyond the classroom. A challenge, yes, but crucial to our role as IB educators. A... Continue Reading →

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Global Context Gallery Walk

The pedagogical approach to teaching and learning within the MYP is concept-driven and inquiry-based, set within global contexts. Teaching and learning in the MYP involves understanding concepts in context. The global contexts provide a common language across our schools and MYP schools for powerful contextual learning. The global contexts are a way in which the... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the LAUNCH Cycle

At the start of this year, I read the book LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student by John Spencer and A. J. Juliani. It was a useful read that built on my growing repertoire of readings that broaden and challenge my views on inquiry-based, interest-driven approaches... Continue Reading →

Cardinal Points Visual Orientation Tool

I have the pleasure of teaching in a semi-rural T-12 school in the Top End of Australia. Our environmental context is rough and this time of year our weather is either oppressively hot and humid or beautifully monsoonal. A vast number of our students spend their weekends on their quad bikes or motorbikes, traipsing all... Continue Reading →

GSLC approach to the Personal Project

Our Year 10 MYP team have updated our approach to the MYP Personal Project over these holidays in order to help our Year 10's independently navigate their way through the IB MYP Personal Project. If you have used our approach prior, it is very similar, with just some slight adjustments and transitioning this to Google... Continue Reading →

Breaking down the IB MYP Community Project

Through continual reflection and collaboration, our College is working towards ways to facilitate the IB MYP Community Project for our Year 8 students. After much reflection this past fortnight, we have come up with changes to how we originally engaged students in the Community Project. Please feel free to use this as a resource for... Continue Reading →

Trekking Everest Base Camp

There were many different titles I could have given this post: ‘Falling to the communists on Everest’, ‘Trekking with a Chesty’, ‘Aunt Flo and I make it part way up a very big mountain’, ‘Cough, Climb, Cough, Climb’, ‘Clumsiest Trekker in History’, ‘Darwin Girl Freezes on Everest’ and so on. They all sound a little... Continue Reading →

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