By Isela Consuegra In response to rapidly growing interest in IB programmes in Mexico*, the IB Association of Mexico (IBAMEX) decided to move a step forward in 2011 and become a provider of IB workshops. We’ve had such great success that we advanced further in 2015 with the launch of IBAMEX Week – a gathering […]
Purposeful conversation moves students from passive listeners to active learners. IB World magazine investigates how students’ classroom conversations encourage collaboration and strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills
On 19 January, we had the pleasure of hosting Charles Fadel at the IB Global Centre in The Hague. Charles, a well-known global education thought leader, is also an author and inventor, and the founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign. He visited the IB following the launch of his new book, Four-Dimensional Education, […]
This article shares the practice of using two kinds of iPad Apps to support writing in Chinese for year one students.
By David Hawley, originally published by Edutopia in November 2015. I recently became the Chief Academic Officer for the IB after more than two decades of working in and leading IB schools. In IB World Schools, we endeavour to create internationally-minded young people who, recognizing our common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help make a […]
By Neil Bunting ‘Open’ is a word with positive connotations in most languages. However, the term ‘open-mindedness’ is not always embraced positively by all cultures. It can be associated with things being lost, watered down, or ideals being sold out. In this post, I’m going to look at open-mindedness in the context of international students, […]
In the final article of the series, IB World magazine looks at how parents can support their children through the IB Diploma Programme exams
Ashley Zhou (pronounced Zo) was a senior at St Petersburg High School from 2014-15, in this sunny bayside city in the smaller Florida peninsula tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Ashley graduated first in her class and presented the valedictorian address. Then and now, she was the pride of her school; one […]
Students aren’t leaving the IB Learner Profile at the door when class finishes; they are applying the attributes at home too, as they explain to IB World magazine
In this article you will read how first graders explore the transdisciplinary theme ‘Who we are’ and learn to compare and contrast cultures from around the world.
The expression “learning through play” seems so common in early years education, and yet the verb’s definition found through a quick online search states that “to play” is to “engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.” In this post, we look at the theme of learning through play […]
This article illustrates how a year 1 teacher supports students with unpacking a central idea under the transdisciplinary theme How we organize ourselves and how the student took the action.
By Stuart Crouch Ways in which librarians and teachers can collaborate across the IB continuum of education I have been a teacher for 25 years and a school librarian for more than 16 of those. At the start of my career it seemed like doom and gloom for school libraries; all resources would soon be online, […]
SRI International recently published research entitled National Trends for Low-Income Students 2008-2014 that examines the impact of an IB education on post-secondary success for low-income students in the US. SRI is an American non-profit research institute in California and received funding from the IB’s Bridging the Equity Gap Project to conduct the study. The research findings […]
By Sandeepa Chavan Let the path on which children tread be full of joy, curiosity and learning. Let not the elders force the route, for children can make their own. Anoushka, my first child, was a creative little thing. She was allowed to scribble on the walls of my house which she did gleefully, drawing all […]