Knowledge Retention

As much as I want the kids to enjoy a never-ending round of creative cycles, I know that they need knowledge and skills in order to be fully, authentically successful…

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…

Kahoot – Learning Games

My school is incredibly focused on saving the environment, which is good and noble. It means that we are always focused on whether we need to print, and if so…

Approaches to Learning Skills

Thinking Skills Thinking skills take on two forms in MYP/DP music classes.  The first seems very academic - students are acting as researchers and critics as they discover musical findings…