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Students’ initiative influences Mexican Senate

A campaign to amend educational laws to ensure girls have equal access to education is making a big impact  One in four girls will marry before their 18th birthday in Mexico. There is anecdotal evidence that girls, some as young as 12 in rural areas, are forced into early marriage because of poverty and pressure […]

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Nine stories for PYP parents

What essential reading would you recommend to Primary Years Programme (PYP) parents who want to integrate the IB philosophy into their homes? We posed this question to PYP educators on Twitter and they offered these recommendations.

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How holistic education looks in a middle years’ classroom

By Bob Smith To celebrate Middle Level Education Month I’m zooming in on the topic of holistic education and exploring how it can look in a middle years classroom using global contexts. My 7th grade students are pretty tech savvy; they use smartphones and computers, they interact with a lot of digital and online information […]


School turns inside out

Here’s one way to get to know your classmates. At Lamar Academy, an IB World School in McAllen, Texas, USA, students took photographic portraits of one another, printed them on posters, and pasted them all on the exterior walls of the school buildings, creating a huge paper mural of over 200 faces. They called it […]


DP grad JT Yeung: how to become a vlogger

One science communication course at the University of Melbourne gave DP alumnus JT Yeung the inspiration needed to dive into the world of YouTube vlogging. We speak with him to find out what skills he needed to create his first video essay and how the medium can be used by students.


How to mobilise young people to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

Proudly telling the world about our community in our 50th anniversary year By Siamak Sam Loni and Angela Riviere Today, more than half the population on the planet is under the age of 30—the biggest generation of children and young people that the world has ever seen. Through their creativity, energy and idealism, young people […]


Three generations at India’s oldest IB World School

Proudly telling the world about our community in our 50th anniversary year Corey Stixrud is the middle of three generations from the same family to either study or teach at the oldest IB World School in India. Now principal, he explains his loyalty to Kodaikanal International School. In the Indian hill-station town of Kodaikanal, there […]


Preparing the next generation of successful sports stars

By Anne Louise Williams Helping student-athletes balance their sport and education commitments is the goal of  the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) and their sports pilot project with the IB Should young athletes have to choose between continuing education and playing sport at a high level? This is certainly not the case for Thomas Brown, […]


Communication for a purpose

Why do we communicate? Christine Trumper discusses the importance of purpose Communication can be understood as receptive, productive and interactive skills, but it cannot be kept in isolation or without purpose. I remember a few years ago taking a group of IB Diploma Programme (DP) students on an exchange trip to a francophone IB World […]