Score Analysis

I have my students starting score analyses already in grade 6. Of course, they are very simplified in the younger grades. My students typically have very low levels of English…

MYP DP Learner Profile

The Learner Profile asks the question,"What does the ideal learner look like and how can we cultivate students to become their best learning selves?" The Learner The ideal learner is…

Personal Project – Process Journal

The Personal Project process journal is a paper or electronic scrapbook diary that uses Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills to making their thinking visible. It is very similar to other…

Visible Thinking in MYP and DP Music

What is Visible Thinking? Visible thinking asks students to demonstrate thinking in a tangible way. Sure, we've all been told to "show our work" in maths class. However, Visible Thinking…

Grade 8 Movie Soundtracks

A grade 10 unit shifted down to grade 8. I've just gotten an email asking what Criterion B assessments I use for my grade 8 movie soundtracks unit. I'm really…

Grade 9 Beginner Band

Differentiation causes a unit pivot. In the past, our middle school was structured in such a way that I typically had between 16 - 21 students each year for music…