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Thoughts and Ponderings from Leading Educators and Friends of Tracker Apps

Put the right work in network

Put the right work in network

Network to get work It’s not what you know, but who you know (mostly…) Cheesy slogans aside, being able to network is a skill that we have to teach our students, as well as be competent at ourselves. Meeting, connecting and maintaining professional relationships are...

Handling Criticism

Handling Criticism

Handling Criticism With Grace and Honesty  by Kare Anderson A client just called us to order 5,000 copies of a slender book I wrote years ago. He said that he wished he'd called sooner, before the sides had hardened between the people in his...

Feedback in Service Learning

Feedback in Service Learning

By John Cannings Why do students need feedback when they carry out service learning? What are some of the best forms of feedback to give students? The essence of service learning is that students gain new knowledge and skills from their experiences. Service Learning...

Self Management and the Perception of Time

Self Management and the Perception of Time

By Andrew Mitchell Build a time machine or open the doors of perception? Self management and finding the right type of busy. I'm looking back at a stream of WhatsApp conversations between colleagues, collaborators and friends, and we invariably start with something...

Service Learning and Communication Skills

Service Learning and Communication Skills

By John Cannings “No problem about contacting….I do that all the time with my friends” One of the great goals of any high school service-learning programme is that by the end of the programme students can take responsibility for planning and initiating a project. That...

21st Century Skills and Tracker Apps

21st Century Skills and Tracker Apps

By Maxine Driscoll 21st Century Skills For almost two decades educators, politicians, business leaders and parents have been talking about 21st century skills and what schools must do to prepare our children for their future.  While the International Baccalaureate,...

Making a Difference through Educational Service

Making a Difference through Educational Service

By Paul Murphy I have been to Zambia for the past three years working as a workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate, presenting to teachers at the American International School of Lusaka. I was last lucky enough last year to deliver workshops in Malawi and...

What Captures Your Attention May Control Your Life

What Captures Your Attention May Control Your Life

By Kare Anderson Six years ago, DisneyWorld executives were wondering what most captured the attention of toddlers and infants at their theme park and hotels in Orlando, Florida. So they hired me and a cultural anthropologist to observe them as they passed by all the...

ATL Resource Guide

ATL Resource Guide

Over the last few weeks since releasing our first product, Skill Tracker, we’ve been fortunate to receive some excellent feedback – a lot of it product related. However, interestingly, we’ve also heard through our intelligence gathering, that teachers, MYP...

The Tempered Learner (on self-regulation)

The Tempered Learner (on self-regulation)

By Stephen Taylor Originally posted at The Wayfinder Learning Lab Twitter: @sjtylr Going all the way back to my “MYP: Mind The Gap” session at IBAP 2013, I’ve been thinking about defining effective self-directed inquiry, the role of the MYP in “preparing” kids for DP,...

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