I proudly moderate the PYP Book Study group on Facebook and the #pypbookstudy hashtag on Twitter. Please visit the Facebook group if you are interested in joining us. Live Twitter chats will take place regularly. See the calendar below.
Book 1: Transitioning to Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction by H. Lynn Erickson and Louis A. Lanning, 2014.
“Teacher isolation is the enemy of progress.”
Lynn Erickson and Louis Lanning
Book 2: Learn like a PIRATE by Paul Solarz, 2015.
“From the first day of school on, I want my students to know we’re not just a class; we’re a crew! We’re in this together!”
Book 3: The Power of Inquiry by Kath Murdoch, 2015.
Live Twitter chats:
“To suggest that learning is not about inquiry is, in many ways, nonsense.”
Book 4: Creative Schools by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, 2016.
“This process of personalisation seems to be everywhere, but it is yet to take root in education. This is ironic, because it is in education that personalisation is most urgently needed.”
Sir Ken Robinson
Book 5: Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler, 2015.
“The reason so many people think that math is the most difficult subject is the inaccessible way it is often taught.”
Book 6: Kids Deserve It! by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome, 2016.
“Relationships have always been, and will always be, of the most utmost importance in our schools. They are the catalyst of our work.”
Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome
Book 7: Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison, 2011.
“We as teachers must acknowledge that when we reduce the amount of thinking we ask of our students, we reduce the amount of learning as well.”
Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison
Book 8: Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom (2nd Edition) by H. Lynn Erickon, Lois A. Lanning and Rachel French, 2017.
Live Twitter chats:
“The paradigm shift, to shape the conceptual mind, requires teaching inductively to the concepts, generalisations, and principles using the topics, facts, and skills as supporting tools rather than final destinations.”
H. Lynn Erickson, Lois A. Lanning and Rachel French
Book 9: Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess, 2012.
“If your students didn’t have to be there, would you be teaching to an empty room?”
Book 10: Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice by Trevor MacKenzie, 2016.
Please note: for this book, we will trial the slow chat format.
Chapters 1 – 6: Monday 4th September – Friday 8th September
Chapters 7 – 13: Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September
Book 11: Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, 2013.
Twitter slow chats:
Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4: Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October
Chapters 5, 6 and 7: Monday 16th October – Friday 20th October