I held a small lunch-time group yesterday. The students who came were navigating some big feelings about returning to school amidst a pandemic. They raised concerns around being ‘behind’ during their remote learning and wondering how they would ‘catch up’. We wondered together what ‘behind’ meant. We concluded that although we may feel different, we are all in the same boat, and facing the same way. We are all advancing in some way.
The MYP encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective learners. And we know that authentic learning happens when it is anchored in the real world, and there is nothing more “real world” than this. The challenges the pandemic has raised have enabled us all to increase our global understanding.