Archive for the ‘Speaking’ Category

Homework: What does this mean

April 30, 2012 18 comments

Read this quote and then make a comment to answer these questions:

  • What does this quote mean to you?
  • What “pebble” are you tossing into the world?
  • How are you hoping to inspire people?

PYP Exhibition Checkpoint#4

April 25, 2012 Leave a comment

This video shows the students and parents of 6SS working together in their latest PYP Exhibition Checkpoint. The image below shows what the students were using as a guide for the Checkpoint. The parents were asked to focus on the students’ plans, what actions they are working towards and what actions they have already put in place.

Homework: What do you think of this strategy?

April 18, 2012 20 comments

Watch this video and then make a comment to answer these questions:

  • Why do you think someone organized this? What might they have been hoping to achieve?
  • Why do you think people reacted the way they did?
  • Do you think they really have to tell people to0 “say something nice”? Why?
  • What effect would a strategy like this have at NIST?


April 2, 2012 1 comment

PYP Exhibition: Checkpoint#1

March 23, 2012 1 comment

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This afternoon was fantastic. You guys really nailed it, and your parents were an outstanding audience and brought so much knowledge and so many new perspectives and ideas into the Exhibition process. I am so glad that I had my Nikon camera with me today because I think it has helped me capture the atmosphere in the room this afternoon.

Share the photos with your parents, and if you want a high-quality copy of any of the photos you can download them from our Flickr account.

Stress in your lives at the moment

March 23, 2012 1 comment


Ms. Ashley ran a session on stress with you today. What were the main things you got from it? What did it make you think about? What strategies did you pick up?

“Wow! They really did their homework!”

March 20, 2012 22 comments

Work on the second circle tonight (the brown one) and gather as much information as you can from people around you after school, at home or in your building/neighbourhood, or even online.

Make a comment to describe what you did, who you spoke to, how you recorded the information and what you found out.

Explaining Spark, Energy, Shift

March 19, 2012 5 comments

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These guys got up on the stage and did a great job of explaining to everyone what the PYP Exhibition is all about this year. I challenged them to do it without a script or cue cards and with only a few practices that morning.

How do you think they did?

How comfortable are you with public speaking?

Homework: Discuss your spark at home

March 14, 2012 43 comments


Today, spend 10 minutes working out how to tell your parents what you think your spark might be now. Decide how you will explain it and what examples you will use to help them see what you mean. Prepare two questions to find out what they think is good and bad about your spark at the moment.

Then, tell them about your spark and ask them your questions. Try your best to turn it into a proper conversation, not just a rushed Q &A thing that you can’t wait to get over with so you can get away from them! Your parents are an important part of your Exhibition as they will have loads of ideas, suggestions, ideas and questions. Involve them now as you try and work out what is most important to you.

Make a comment to tell us about your conversations with your parents. Make the effort to make your writing detailed, accurate and interesting to read. Get your parents to read your comment and tell you if they agree with what you have written.

Homework: We Dream the Future

March 5, 2012 14 comments

Your homework for the next three days is to interview as many different kinds of people as you can and ask them those two questions:

  • What is your dream or vision for the future?
  • What are YOU gonna DO to make it happen?

Capture the interviews on video and bring the video files into school so we can make our own “We Dream the Future” movie.


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