Author Archives: Jina Belnick

About Jina Belnick

I am a full time learner - tumbling head first into education and joining my learners on the amazing adventures that we encounter daily at our PYP school in Melbourne, Australia.I am currently working in learning support, feeling the waters and seeing how teachers and learners are best supported, I am a listener and a leader, an inquirer and a follower. I'm loving the ride!

A survival kit for teachers

Originally posted on The Space of Jeans Teaching a class must be one of the most challenging things to do. The responsibilities are immense, yet the rewards, while sometimes buried deep, are endless. Teachers are asked to: know every child – … Continue reading

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Engaging all learners …

Posted on The Space of Jeans Observing the world, reading and viewing gives one a great opportunities to ask questions; reflect on one’s own practice and try to make meaningful, practical suggestions.    How do we get all learners to … Continue reading

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Teaching or learning?

Posted on The Space of Jeans Image taken from All Things Learning Here’s the question for today … What do we value more? Teaching or learning?  This question could be debated from many perspectives, with a huge amount of evidence to justify … Continue reading

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Who’s listening? Who’s talking?

Posted on  The Space of Jeans . The much discussed concept of learners identifying problems – not only solutions is at the forefront of mind today. There is much talk around teachers who talk too much. We know this is real. … Continue reading

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Modelling being explorers on an expedition…

This post is cross posted from my personal blog. Graham Baines (aka @PYPChef) shares a great blog post that questions whether the PYP Exhibition should be viewed as an exhibition or an expedition. It raises a great question – one that makes … Continue reading

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Student led conference preparation

This post was cross-posted from my personal blog. I started writing this post a year ago and for some reason, I never published it. I guess it’s good to go back and reflect – and add to what was … … Continue reading

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“Inquire Within”?

As I sit down to consider the value of “Inquire Within” and my role, within the blog, I am struck by some really powerful thoughts … This is a platform, easily accessible and full of amazing ideas, thoughts and reflections, … Continue reading

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