MYP Music Unit Plans

The MYP Music Unit Planner helps you to design a "Understanding By Design" type unit that is based on big ideas. Sure, it'll list out all the activities you are…

MYP Command Terms

There's a lot of jargon in the IB. That's one reason why I started this blog - I felt like I was getting avalanched by the amount of terminology we…

Student Agency in MYP Music

Music students have more engagement with materials when they experience authenticity and empowerment in their learning. Essentially, their learning must be relevant to their life experiences and they must have…

Creative Cycle

In IB World Schools, there are several different iterations of "the cycles."  In the PYP, you have the Inquiry Cycle.  In Design, you have the Design Cycle.  In the Arts,…

Building Quality Curriculum

It's both a common and a proper noun. As educators, we want to be building quality curriculum. See what I did there? It's a common noun. However in the MYP,…

Global Contexts

Global contexts are the lenses through which student study a particular topic.They include:Identities & RelationshipsPersonal & Cultural ExpressionOrientation in Time & SpaceScientific & Technical InnovationGlobalisation & SustainabilityFairness & Development(There is…