The Best School in the Universe

“As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) constructs a Culture of Achievement in an environment where students are energized, engaged and empowered to become active participants in their communities.” The ‘Culture of Acheivement’ referred to comes from the text ‘How to Create a Culture of Acheivement – in […]

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Provoked: What Peer Coaching Taught Me about Learner Agency

Part 2: Provoked and ready for action In part 1, I described how the feeling of having no agency provoked my colleagues and me into reflecting on our beliefs as educators and taking action to develop a peer coaching program that supported.  After being reminded that we had creative control of this project, we took […]

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Provoked: What Peer Coaching Taught Me about Learner Agency

Part 1 When I started hearing the word “agency” I believed I understood it. That, in fact, I had been doing this for years and this was just the newest buzzword for differentiation or choice.  I offered my students loads of choice! Certainly, this wasn’t anything different than I was currently doing. In the words […]

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