Weekly Reflection: From Knowledge to Action #pypchat

Teaching the Teacher

People have unique to express their feelings

This was the central idea for my first unit of inquiry as a Primary Years Programme (PYP) teacher.

As part of the unit’s provocation my class and I watched Kindness Boomerang and I challenged the kids to come up with ways to apply the big idea of the clip to our class and school to re-create the movie. This was an activity I had done at my previous school. I want to avoid repeating activities as I don’t want to fall into the habit of doing things because that is what I’ve always done.

As ideas such as ‘show respect’ and ‘treat others the way you want to be treated’ emerged as ways people could take action to apply those feelings of gratitude and kindness in the clip to their school life I realised that my students could talk on a theoretical level about…

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