Medan Independent School has just finished our combined WASC/IB visit. I would like to congratulate my colleagues for a job well done and thank the Dunia members who participated in the visits. It was lovely to feel apart of the greater Indonesian IB community.
It is not always easy to show visiting bodies evidence of the learner profile, attitudes, communication and student work, however there was one tool that stood out above the rest: ClassDojo.
This app and website are so integrated into the classrooms at MIS that ClassDojo came up in every accreditation meeting had over this week. ClassDojo is used for 1:1 parent communication, school wide information dissemination, specialist class collaboration, as well as student portfolios, learner profile tracking and behavior management all in one. I am proud to have been the ClassDojo Mentor for our school for the past year and a half and was amazed to see how many times it was mentioned in the accreditation meetings by students, staff and parents.
If you are looking for a great resource for all the aforementioned assets to your classroom look no further. https://www.classdojo.com/ is a place you can go for that. The parents enjoy their own private Facebook like feed to help them feel connected to their child during the day. Class dojo also has a series of videos on: The Growth Mindset, Perseverance and Empathy. All of these resources are completely free and I am serious that they helped in our IB and WASC accreditation visits exponentially. If you have any questions about Class Dojo or are having difficulty setting it up at your school please email me.