I haven’t been able to think much about blogging. We have been so busy in class, but personally it hasn’t been better. On top of that, I am preparing the end-of-the-year stuff, which includes the review of our POI. A Language Policy to finish and and and…. But to be honest, I am still relaxed, not too busy really. Just lacking the ability to think too deep at night.
Today I finally took the step to use the PYP planner for my Maths planning. This is outside the unit-of-inquiry Maths. In the next school year, we want to attempt to put all stand-alone teaching this way. I used the sample planner which can be found on the OCC/IB elibrary to help me get started. One thing I noticed was the heavy focus on activities in there, I wouldn’t do that in a UoI planner, but it seems appropriate for Maths. It also helped me to really rethink the Maths planning process personally. I usually use Investigations for my teaching, but with this approach now, I think not too many resources are even needed.
The main part was writing the central idea and coming up with lines of inquiry. I was really finding it hard to think about anything at the time, but then used the sample planner and that helped.
I am curious to see whether the students will notice the difference….