MYP unit planning process
I often think it is important for us, teachers, to remember that "good teaching is good teaching". We can change our attitude to understand the MYP unit plan and gain a different perspective. Before interacting with the MYP unit planner, it is helpful to list what elements we normally take into consideration when designing a unit of work. We can observe that lots of the elements are clearly the same, such as identifying the content, creating student learning tasks, teaching students skills, designing assessment tasks and so on. By examining the MYP unit planner, it is also a good opportunity to discuss how the MYP planning process is the same and different from traditional unit planning. The MYP provides a framework work to keep us on track and teachers certainly should take our time to understanding the MYP unit planning, implementing and reflecting process.
In order to support teachers in understanding the MYP unit planning, implementing and reflecting process, I created some guiding questions to help us reflect on each key element along the way.
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