Reframing a Project – Open Letters

[here's a shortcut to the student work I'm discussing in this] I think I often end up as a "reframer" - looking for ways to make our MYP assessments more engaging or creative or authentic for students with small conceptual changes which shift the perspective just a bit. My go-to methods are usually trying to … Continue reading Reframing a Project – Open Letters


Bangkok Urban Hiking

We just went on our 10th Bangkok Urban Hike today, and I hadn't thought much about it before but in retrospect I'm kind of proud of planning that many walks. Then I remembered that 2 of those 10 were the same walks, but in reverse. Oh well. So, 8 walks. My personal criteria for … Continue reading Bangkok Urban Hiking

๐Ÿ˜€ – Emoji as Evidence of Student Learning in MYP Individuals & Societies

Can you read this? โชซ๐Ÿ‘‘ โ–ผ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ—ปโ„„๏ผ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ† ๐Ÿ”ฐโ˜€๐Ÿ“ฌโš”๐Ÿ‘ชโ‡ฐ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ซโ›บโพ• ๐Ÿ’ชโš”โคโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿช๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ž or ๐Ÿช+๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘‘โŽšโ™šโœ‹๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ’‚โ–ฒ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒž9๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿšฏ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“šโ†๐Ÿ‘‘โš”๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฐ9๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”จ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฐโ‘ 532๐ŸŒ—๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ˜ฒโžค๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŒ—๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ‘ž๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ†โš”๐Ÿ”ซ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ˜ทโžค๐Ÿ˜ฒโ†“๐ŸŒŽ โ†“๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ˜ทโžค๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿšข๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘ฌโ†“๐ŸŒŽViceroyalty๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ†โ‘ 9โ‘ช๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ”โ–ฒ Or maybe this? ๐Ÿ”a๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฝ,๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜˜ta๐Ÿšช๐Ÿšขโ†’๐Ÿ”a,๐Ÿด๐Ÿ”ซโš”๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ‘+๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก,โ›ชโ›ช๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿšขโ†’๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ (English "translations" will be revealed later)   I'd like to share the story of a short assignment we did in recently in Individuals & Societies class. It was a very simple assignment, but the way the students responded to … Continue reading ๐Ÿ˜€ – Emoji as Evidence of Student Learning in MYP Individuals & Societies

Strong Emotions about TOK

I started the year feeling slightly worried about IBย Theory of Knowledge (TOK). This is the first semesterย I've been incorporating some of the recent changes to the program, including the addition of "Indigenous Knowledge Systems", a new Area of Knowledgeย (AOK) which I felt strangely uncomfortable about or perturbed by upon first hearing of it. I've spent … Continue reading Strong Emotions about TOK