In her keynote speech at the 2016 IB Asia Pacific Conference in Hyderabad, Linda Lantieri explained that a disposition is a way of approaching life that is unique to a particular person. She used the example of kindness. If a person is consistently kind to others they become known for their kindness. This kindness impacts... Continue Reading →
This year our Week 0 started with Positive Education professional development and then two full days of collaborative planning and reflection, followed by one day of learning area meetings and classroom organisation. Historically our College has crammed as much PD as possible into Week 0 with a hectic agenda, leaving teachers exhausted by the end... Continue Reading →
As teachers within the Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate we are given the challenge to strive to be the attributes of the IB Learner Profile alongside our students. We are encouraged to model these characteristics in our classrooms. This year I set a challenge for myself to take greater risks as I continue... Continue Reading →
Over the past few weeks our Year 8 cohort have engaged in a genre study inquiry focusing on the horror genre. I decided to try a different approach with my class. Like most middle school learners they are a very energetic and chatty bunch of learners who like to be actively involved in their learning,... Continue Reading →
To develop as an inquiry-based teacher is a continual process and it is often a process of reminding oneself to continually to teach and draw for conceptual understandings, rather than just teaching the content of our subjects. As MYP teachers we are given the challenge and privilege to teach the transferrable key concepts and the... Continue Reading →
H. Lynn Erickson and Lois A. Lanning write in their instructional book Transitioning to concept-based curriculum and instruction, the need to never simply assume that students conceptual knowledge is developing in our inquiry units, but we must explicitly teach the concepts for deeper learning to occur. The same can be said for learning within global... Continue Reading →
Initial planning for inquiry … Inquiry-based learning and collaboration are two of the fundamental non-negotiable elements of planning, teaching and assessing within the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. MYP From Principles into practice and each subject guide provide the philosophical and well-researched reasons for the push for inquiry-based learning and collaboration. To provide a foundational... Continue Reading →
This year we sought to peel away curriculum clutter and refocus on what is key for our students to learn in order to prioritise first and foremost our development as inquiry teachers who foster and encourage the inquiring minds of our students. As a College we adopted the Kath Murdoch inquiry cycle as this allowed... Continue Reading →
Updated step-by-step guide to completing the MYP Personal Project.
Welcome to the Personal Project!
- To effectively complete your personal project you need to follow each step listed on this webpage. To help you understand each section of the personal project Inquiry cycle there are five 10-minute videos to watch that will provide extra guidance. We recommend you read the steps under each heading and then watch the videos to reinforce what you have read.
- At each step of the personal project there is a .pdf exemplar for you from a previous Good Shepherd Lutheran College student that can help you structure your own process journal. See the hyperlink at the beginning of each objective.(Disclaimer: this is not an example of an excellent personal project, but rather a simple guide for you to follow as you complete your own personal project.)
- Before you embark on the personal project journey ensure you have a process journal that suits your preferred…
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