Welcome, in this edition you will find relevant information about the importance of sleep, the regulation of behavior, a brief description of the science program in the MYP, as well as the reflection of the workshop conducted by the IB coordinators.
Congratulations to students Santiago Gonzalez, Gerardo Vázquez, Ana Cecilia Basañez, José Ángel Fuentes, Luka Rosales, Lucia Nuñez for their outstanding participation in the Academic Marathon.
On February 12th, Middle School students celebrated Friendship Day in the company of their teachers, where they had the opportunity to get to know each other’s likes, interests and abilities. Thanks to the student council and the coordination of student activities for their planning and organization.
María del Pilar Mones Urtuzuástegui
MYP Science Program
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
In the subjects of science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) in Middle School section we work with materials from Oxford University Press. These texts promote, develop and strengthen the MYP, providing students with a gradual scientific knowledge of the sciences in the programme. These are tailored to the official curriculum.
The structure of these is based on the inquiry, which leads students to work on a concept-based approach, thus strengthening their performance.
- Develop comprehensive scientific knowledge backed up by rich conceptual understanding, providing students with the confidence to handle new ideas.
- Fully integrate a concept-based approach with a research-based structure that drives independent thinking.
- Generate flexibility. Intertwined global contexts enable an understanding of the big picture and ensure students can apply learning to new areas.
- Address all aspects of the MYP curriculum framework and develop significant interdisciplinary connections.
- Strengthen and prepare students to move forward with confidence by managing and applying knowledge, facilitating the move to the next level of the IB Programme.
On February 3rd, we had the opportunity to share with some of our families the way in which the different IB programmes are connected and how the philosophy of the IB can be visualized in activities as complex as those carried out in each classroom of our school and what happens behind the scenes in a class.
These types of spaces are designed so that they can see first-hand how the work of one programme connects with the next. This time I want to explain very briefly the relationship between the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Career-Related Programme (CP).
Through learning in the IB, students have the opportunity to acquire and practice skills that will be useful to them for the rest of their lives, adapting and supporting our students and their career aspirations. We help our students through the Personal Project in tenth grade or classes like Design to have a clearer idea of what they want to do. Within this last class the students work the design cycle where they understand the process of creation, planning and previous work of the entire cycle.
All acquired skills will be exploited and used to the fullest in CP helping our kids to follow exciting careers and that one day they become their profession by exposing them to ideas, experiences, contexts and product creation, understanding processes and perfecting their tools in the daily work of the classroom.
Hello Celta Community, today I want to share with you an essential concept in our life, that is, emotional regulation. Before looking into this topic, it is important to talk about emotions, they help us to survive, they tell us if we should fight or flee from a situation, they regulate how we feel, think and act. However, we cannot let emotions control us and this is where emotional regulation has its place. Emotional regulation is ‘those processes by which people exert an influence on the emotions we have, on when we have them and how we experience and express them’. (Gross, 1999, p. 275 en Herváz G., Moral G. 2017).
The psychologist, James Ross, shares his model of emotional regulation, in which he establishes 4 phases that allow us to deal in a better way with the emotions that arise from an event.
The first one is the situation, although many times we are faced with surprising events, many others we can avoid or choose to be in front of a situation. This phase establishes that, through experience, we become aware of what decisions we make and situations we expose ourselves to.
If the person is already facing a situation that generates a negative emotion, we move on to the attention phase, in this phase the person can direct their attention to particular elements, this aims to regulate the emotional response. For example, if you are giving a conference and the person is very nervous, you can direct your attention to the group of people who are smiling at you and regain your calm.
Later we go on to the interpretation, many times it is a key mechanism for emotional regulation, the person resignifies a negative event, in which, they are able to find an opportunity for growth in the adverse situation.
Finally, the response, once the situation is properly interpreted, the emotion generated can be acted upon. Therefore, the emotional experience and ultimately the action or behavior with which we respond to an event can be influenced.
As we apply the model presented, we will be able to make a better evaluation of the situation we are facing, regulate our emotion and respond in an assertive and healthy way for our mental well-being and that of others.
Written by Psic. Paola Llop Hernández
Herváz G. y Moral G. (2017) “Regulación emocional, aplicada al campo clínico”. Recuperado el 14 de febrero de 2021 desde https://www.ucm.es/data/cont/docs/1368-2018-05-11-FOCAD%20FINAL%20COMPLETO.pdf
Currently one of the factors that affects our rest is the stress generated during the day. Lack of sleep causes fatigue and can impair school or work performance, thus contributing to the state of stress in which we find ourselves.
A person with stress is in a state of survival; that is, it is ready to fight, run or hide. We usually cannot solve the problems that generate stress with any of the three previous actions, so the state of stress does not go away, at least not on its own. And no organism can withstand a prolonged state of stress, so it is important to learn to relax and rest so that our body is able to regenerate during periods of sleep.
Sleeping is one of the aspects that most helps our teenagers to regenerate and reduce their stress levels. However, due to the current situation, we can find a number of elements that affect rest: electronic devices, social networks, series and movies, music, fatigue, lack of exercise; to name a few…
For this reason, it is important to ask ourselves as adults: What external factors hinder the rest of young people? Is there something we can do to contribute to their rest? What changes can we generate to help my family rest?
- Daily physical activity.
- Reading or meditation before going to sleep.
- Supervised control of electronic devices.
- Do not use screens before sleeping.
Dates to remember
• MARCH 1st to 12th – Second tripartite interview period
• MARCH 15th – Class Adjourn
• MARCH 16th – Art and Culture Week
- Mónica Antuna | Middle School Principal
- Ma. Del Pilar Mones | Academic Coordinator
- Alicia Silva | MYP Coordinator
- Paola Llop | Department of Psychopedagogy
- Carlos Zermeño | Student Activities Coordinator