Critical thinking. This skill, highly valued by educators and continuously devalued by policymakers, is core to PYP or any other high quality education. The IB Mission Statement refers to an understanding that different people can be “right” in different ways.
When I first started in the PYP, I was overwhelmed by all the new terminology, the documentation, the structure…everything! But what made sense—conceptually—was the idea that students should be inquiring and experimenting instead of listening to a teacher lecture. So