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?