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“little” kids, “big” expectations

This is my first year in MYP (the Middle Years Programme). Previously I taught grade 4. Before that, grade 1. To me, grade 5s were the “big kids.” The leaders. The innovators. The they-can-do-anything-ers. Suddenly in my move from primary … Continue reading

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untouchable, entitlement, basics

I have been obsessing over Thomas L. Friendman’s book The World is Flat recently. I’m a bit late on the train. The latest edition was published in 2005 and all the hoopla surrounding it, both positive and negative, has more-or-less … Continue reading

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x’s for animal eyes

In working on education for sustainability, I have begun to feel an undeniable tension between educating students about global issues (which is critically important) and preventing them from gaining a cliched “environmentalist” doom-and-gloom of the world, wherein everything humans do … Continue reading

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