The Teacher Diaries- Taking teaching too literally

“Once upon a time I decided to teach,  Dreams of gifting wisdom to every and each,  It was only once I had given it time,  That I realized it wasn’t me but the students who shine.” The problem During my early days of teaching, I would charge into the classroom with all the vigour I… Continue reading The Teacher Diaries- Taking teaching too literally

Are EdX courses worth it?

If you are a devoted employee or leader, the chances are that you have commenced a time-consuming search for online courses for professional development. As the pandemic ebbs and flows, we are restricted to our four walls to mull over how unpredictable life is. As an educator, I felt trapped within a cage of quiet… Continue reading Are EdX courses worth it?

EdTech-The monster under your bed

You march across the hallway and lay down on your cozy bed, thankful that the day is over. The solace of the pillow beneath your head reminds you that you have had a challenging day and need to take breaks more often. As you start to drift away, something pesters you beneath the facade. A… Continue reading EdTech-The monster under your bed

Inquiry in a virtual classroom

The inquiry method is designed for learners to develop their individual interests while reinforcing that there is never a single ‘correct’ answer. Individual differences are celebrated in this pedagogy and children are inspired to build on what they know and venture forth into the unknown courageously. When a child uncovers a new nugget of information,… Continue reading Inquiry in a virtual classroom

The four quadrant strategy- teach learners to ask the right questions

Most educators (especially those teaching in the PYP) will face challenges when inviting their learners to ask questions that will advance their inquiry journey. I have oftentimes pondered how to steer the young ones in my class towards questions that are not only important to the central idea but are relevant to their lives and… Continue reading The four quadrant strategy- teach learners to ask the right questions

International Mother Language Day- nurturing each child’s heritage at school

When I joined a prominent IB school as a new teacher, I was busy taking in my surroundings and learning my way around the school. One of my favorite places to visit once the library, both in the primary wing and the secondary. I found myself venturing there many times a week for new volumes… Continue reading International Mother Language Day- nurturing each child’s heritage at school

A newcomers introduction to student agency

I believe in the principles of IB education which include progressive ideas of student agency, action, and a mission to create global citizens of the future. I endorsed the IB methodology for my own children, so when presented with the fortuitous chance to work in an IB school I immediately grabbed the opportunity. However, my… Continue reading A newcomers introduction to student agency