Student Agency- Learners create their own assessment tools

When I first commenced working at a school that followed the International Baccalaureate, I don’t think that I grasped the depths of methods to encourage student learning. I came from a traditional school background and had no idea about the latest in technology as well as student voice and choice. Looking back now, I wonder… Continue reading Student Agency- Learners create their own assessment tools

Tech Thursday- a review of Google Jamboard

When we turned to remote learning at the beginning of the pandemic, we laboured through technical issues and worked relentlessly to ensure that students could continue their education seamlessly. We went through countless tutorials of Microsoft teams and collaborated on which tools would be most apt for various age groups. All the teams was a… Continue reading Tech Thursday- a review of Google Jamboard

Learning and teaching during pandemic times

I have always been enthralled by the principles of an IB education which include progressive ideas of student agency, action and a mission to create global citizens of the future. Unfortunately, before the school year began in 2020, we were thrown into the unchartered waters of a historic pandemic. As educators, the immediate challenge was… Continue reading Learning and teaching during pandemic times

Coursera- is it worth it?

What is Coursera? Coursera is a website that claims to build your skills by offering courses from top-notch universities such as Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and many more. This site boasts of courses in a plethora of fields, including engineering, education, language arts, and so much more. Coursera offers what are known as MOOCs (Massive Open… Continue reading Coursera- is it worth it?