The Hive- Reflections of a Collaborator

I always feel, after we hold our collaborative planning/reflection sessions at school. Ive discovered that the more I know about the PYP, the LESS I  know. It sounds odd sure. You get this unit that is pretty sound, its all good. Everything planned right. Then when reflecting on what actually transpired you find different ways of presenting concepts and looking for understandings. I am  fortunate enough to have a whole day to plan with others, specialists, admin whomever wants to come in. It’s so satisfying to hear  ideas, to talk, reflect on the unit, how it went and better yet get those fresh perspectives on how to make the learning experience even better.

Collaboration makes me a better educator .

And the BEST thing about collaboration. The different perspectives from the collective hive makes me reflect on my own practice and question what I do.

Collaboration makes me a better educator- have I said this before?

Jason Graham

About Jason Graham

I am a grade 1 teacher at Bandung International School, Indonesia. I am from Vancouver but now call Melbourne home. I have lived in Indonesia for ten years and enjoy sports and travel. I like to use technology in my classroom integrated with my units.
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3 Responses to The Hive- Reflections of a Collaborator

  1. Lindsey Wright says:

    Hello,
    I contacted you last week, but I havent heard back from you yet so I thought that I would send another comment just to make sure you recieved my request. My name is Lindsey and I am a writer. Do you accept guest posts? I would very much like to contribute a post. I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me!

  2. whatedsaid says:

    Hi Lindsey

    If you’re interested in inquiry, we’d love to have you join our learning community. Why not start by commenting on some of the thought provoking articles posted here so far?

    Edna

  3. whatedsaid says:

    Jason, I agree with everything you said. Every time we come back to a unit, we know more, have new understandings, are further along in our own learning… and can make the unit better. Sharing practice and ideas with others enriches our teaching all the time. And we are so lucky to live in an age that allows us to collaborate not just with our in-school teams but with passionate educators in 13 (at last count) countries right here at Inquire Within!

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