An Inquiry Approach to Teaching and Learning in Mathematics
Our teachers are lifelong learners! Read how they spent their weekend inquiring into effective teaching and learning strategies in mathematics.
Last weekend many of our teachers gave up their weekend to engage in an EARCOS (East Asian Regional Council of Schools) mathematics workshop hosted at Seisen.
This workshop engaged teachers in what research reveals about effective teaching and learning of mathematics and how this connects to inquiry. Together, they explored mathematics concepts through engagement with a range of tasks, articles and online resources. The role of high challenge tasks, digital provocations, mindsets, organization of curriculum and classroom culture in creating learning environments.
For more information on the role of mindsets in mathematics, please see our blog post from October entitled 'Developing a Growth Mindset in Mathematics'.
Our host for the Workshop was Mignon Weckert, who flew in from Australia to share her expertise with teachers attending from schools in Japan, Korea, Philippines, China and Thailand. Mignon has held various leadership roles in schools. She has been involved with the International Baccalaureate since 2000 as a teacher, PYP coordinator, workshop leader and school visitor, regional manager for the Asia Pacific region based in Singapore for 6 years and head of elementary for a large international school.
Read about the new Enhancements to the PYP framework and how we explored some of the big changes during our PYP Coffee Morning.
PYP Student Agency & Action
Seisen elementary student work to support Refugees International Japan.
An overview for parents to view all the learning outcomes from all subject areas during the first semester.
Come and read about the new PYP Units of inquiry in the elementary school! You can download the learning outcomes for each unit and view how the inquiries may develop over the coming weeks.
In a PYP School everyone has to be a learner.
Sports, service and songs. It has been a busy week in Elementary.
Today we welcomed parents whose daughters will be starting in first grade next August. We talked about teaching and learning in grade 1 and explored the PYP framework together.
With just one week to go until the big night, read how students are putting together the final touches of the different PYP Exhibition Components.
On Friday 6th April we held a second MAP Testing Coffee Morning. This session focused on how to interpret the Winter Progress Report and indications of growth since Fall.
Please consider supporting our PYP Exhibition students by filling out a short survey. This will enable them to collect and interpret data from a large sample size.