MYP Character Education
"This is the type of support material that should be in high demand for anyone working in a Primary or Middle Years IB classroom."
-Mark Ginder, MYP Humanities Teacher, Social Enterprise Coordinator, IB Workshop Leader, FLAT Classroom Certified Teacher and Google Certified Educator at the United Nations International School of Hanoi
Before digging into "What is the MYP?", you will enjoy this new book created by a 14 year old #YouthChangemaker
This book incorporates elements of the IB Learner Profile and is perfect for MYP students.
Somewhere along the way we have lost sight of the belief that anything is possible. Our child-like wonder has been compromised. It’s time to wake up!
Through spoken word poetry and powerful images, this book will inspire you to:
What is MYP?
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is specially designed for the unique needs of children ages eleven to sixteen (grades 6 through 10), at a time when they need to develop exceptional learning habits, self-confidence and a thorough understanding of their academic subjects. This student-centered educational approach both embraces and transcends traditional school subjects by helping students see the connections between the academic disciplines.
Students follow courses in the eight subject groups of: Language A (English or mother tongue); Language B (a learned language or English as an Additional Language); Mathematics; Sciences; Humanities (History, Geography, Economics, Global Issues); Technology (Information, Design); the Arts (Visual Art, Music and Drama); and Physical Education.
Approaches to Learning (ATL): ATL is concerned with “learning how to learn,” developing good study habits as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students learn how to identify and best use their own learning styles. It is designed to give students the tools and confidence they need to be life-long learners. Features of ATL include the use of a homework agenda, developing a learning disposition, reflecting and completing self-evaluations at the end of the trimester.
Health and Social Education (HSE): HSE concentrates on respect for body and mind and helps students learn to make informed choices about their own lives.
Community and Service (CS): all students in grades 6 to 10 are required to participate in CS, which helps students develop a sense of belonging and responsibility to their community.
Human Ingenuity (HI): HI focuses on the changes human creative genius has brought to society. Learning by example, students are encouraged to appreciate the creative drive to transform and improve life.
Environments: Environments develops a sense of responsibility for creating a world fit for present and future generations and is closely related to the community service programme.
-IB Learner Profile Posters / Lessons / Quotes
-The MYP Wall - A Visual Compilation of all Tweets, Posts, Blog entries, Pinterest Pins, and Social Media surrounding the MYP
-MYP Pinterest Board: Websites and Resources (Updated Frequently)
-MYP Design and Technology Site