IB PYP Classroom Displays

While there is no "rule" about what needs to be in a music classroom, there actually is an unspoken rule. Here's what nobody will tell you out loud:- Learner profile…

From PYP to MYP Music

PYP prepares students for MYP; MYP prepares students for DP. It seems like that'd be a really easy statement to make, but it's actually very contested in some areas.  IMHO,…

Similarities in PYP and MYP Music

I have had the privilege of teaching students in all four programs of the International Baccalaureate programme. I've taught Early Years (EY), Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma…

PYP Creative Cycle

The four parts of the PYP creative cycle are planning, practicing, polishing, and performing. We can break these down further to see how the Learner Profile relates to each section. (Click…

PYP Music Planning

I've had a lot of email questions that pertain specifically to how to plan in the PYP.  The answer is that every school does it differently. However, I can tell…

IB PYP Music

What is IB PYP Music? I'm going to paraphrase page 3 of "Making the PYP Happen." "What, then is a PYP music classroom? It is a classroom that strives towards developing…