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Implementing Exact Path with Parents at Liwa International ...
Liwa International School for Girls is a highly prestigious school in Abu Dhabi. The school achieved a Band A rating by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge within just eight months of the school opening in 2016. We’ve been speaking to Kate Hutchinson, Vice Principal (K-5), and Shakila Mohammed, Assistant Principal (K-5), about…
Creating Motivated and Confident Learners by Celebrating Su...
Do you remember when you were at school and you would receive a reward for doing great work? We probably all remember a time when this happened to us and we had a sense of bursting pride from it. This also helped with our confidence, instilled more of a love of learning, and may even…
The Importance of Self-Reflection in Learning
What happens when we allow students time for reflection? We empower them as learners. Not only does providing students time to reflect allow them the opportunity to build critical thinking skills, it also means they can develop their problem-solving skills and gain more independence in their learning. We, as teachers, can deliver great lessons for…
Assessing Inquiry-Based Learning
In an inquiry-based learning environment, assessment is an ongoing process. Although the final outcome of learning is important, the process of getting there is just as important – and this is where an inquiry-based approach comes into play. Throughout the process of inquiry, students show teachers different skills and it’s these which are assessed. When…
14 Technology-Enhanced Item Types That Promote Critical Thi...
It’s important to make sure that your students are prepared for next-generation assessments by making sure their academic knowledge is up to par, and also making sure that they’re familiar with the technology they will be using to complete exams. By utilizing a web-based program, you’ll be able to familiarize your students with both of…
Encouraging Critical Thinking in the Classroom
The teaching style of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is centered around reshaping students and schools as they learn. This is particularly through action and reflection, but also through critical thinking and in turn, inquiry. Critical thinking is an important concept within the IB for all programmes and age levels. Plus, by developing a certain approach…
Encouraging Independent, Self-Led Learning in Students
The International Baccalaureate’s (IB) learner profile has ten attributes, and within its inquiry attribute states that the aim of all IB programmes is to help IB students strive to be independent lifelong learners. Self-direction is a central tenet of the IB and is evident from the early stages of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), which…
A Guide to Project-Based Learning (PBL) for IB Learners
Project-based learning (PBL) is a phrase often heard within schools that teach alongside the IB curriculum, and both of them emphasize deep conceptual understanding. When we say PBL though, what do we really mean? And better yet, how do we effectively implement this in the classroom? Let’s take a look in a bit more detail,…
Supporting Students in a New School
The experience of moving to a new school can be challenging. This can be particularly the case for students in international circles who may have relocated to a completely new place. This usually means students have to make new friends, get to know their new teachers and adapt to their new environment. Student support can…
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