Our PYP community is in a unique situation. We welcomed in the PYP Enhancements last school year – but for many of us, it was mid-way through the year. Which means this is the first time lots of us are planning our first weeks with the enhancements in mind.
I’m sure many of these considerations were already present in our previous approaches to back to school planning. But now we have a solid, common, intentional framework from which to plan our first day, our first week, and even the days leading up to the first day.
So as we plan our start to the year we need to be sure to ask ourselves and each other:
Are we thinking about The Learners?
Are we thinking about Learning and Teaching?
Are we thinking about the Learning Community?
To help us all in this collective goal I’ve shared some ‘start of the year’ blog posts organized around those 3 categories:
Why We Must Invest in Relationship Building First
Learning and Teaching
Sowing the Seeds for a Great Year – 10 Tips for an Inquiry-Based First Week
What Does an Inquiry-Based First Week of School Look Like?
What Could an Agency-Supportive First Week of School look like?
Best First Week of School Ever!
Best First Month of School Ever!
My Plan For a More Fair and Free Place to Learn
The Learning Community
How are you ensuring the PYP Enhancements are guiding your back to school planning?
What other resources would you add to this list to help strengthen our focus on The Learner, Learning and Teaching and The Learning Community?
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