I have been somewhat delaying the publishing of this blog post for a couple of weeks now. I've been using the time to reflect on my personal and professional approach to being internationally minded. What does internationally minded LOOK like?
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Thanks to Ms. Debbie Tai and Ms. Natalie Kunst (our IB PYP workshop leaders) as well as my fellow teachers and friends, I enjoyed two great days of professional development.
The vibe in the room was electric! It was a fantastic opportunity to really examine my own practice as well as connect with my fellow colleagues on a deeper level.
In groups, we analysed our current practices (as a school and department as well as the individual thoughts). We were given time to work in grade level teams to plan learning engagements to support the development of International-Mindedness within units of inquiry and, being the ICT integrator, it got me thinking!
What resources and strategies do I use in teaching and learning, and then convey to homeroom teachers?
Grade One students have been exploring how celebration and tradition are expressed. I am privileged and proud to be a part of such a fantastic unit and true example of being internationally minded. Check out our Padlet; we would love to hear from you!
Another thing I was able to think long and hard about was the power of a name! Take a couple of minutes out of your day and think about your name.
- What does it mean?
- Where does it originate from?
- What does your name really mean to you?
Finally, I am currently looking at ways to use this trailer in the classroom. If you have used this or something similar - I would love to hear from you! As always, leave a comment or Tweet Me!