Engaging the families of our IB PYP students and getting them on board is so important for all involved and not least for bringing that cohension to our learning community. Often times, it is the parents in our learning community who are the last to understand what exactly it is that we do. I receive many questions and requests from teachers, coordinators and school leaders who are presented with this job of bringing the PYP to the parents. Do any of the questions below sound familiar?
So, what exactly is the PYP?
How is my child actually learning?
What do you mean that you're a FACILITATOR?
I'm a little concerned about this student-led inquiry thing?
Well, here's my advice for you if you've been given the soapbox to step upon and deliver the message of why we encourage inquiry based learning, support student agency and proudly fly the flag of being a PYP school. These tips are designed with ideas to pick and choose. Obviously, what you do depends on time, space and your...