Educators tell IB World how using design thinking has improved learning
Individual thinking and performance is one of the focuses of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Alumna Ocie Grimsley discusses how the DP helped her find her uniqueness with the help of a childhood friend.
In this article you will read how a PYP school in Germany—as a way to spark enthusiasm—launched the PYP exhibition using community leaders who have turned their passions and beliefs into action focused careers.
The IB aims to create an environment that is engaging and flexible, with the student at the focus. Nicole Wambui, a DP graduate, used Pamoja, an online server that offers various IB courses for IB students. In this article, she talks about her experiences with Pamoja and how it made her a more prepared university […]
This article highlights how the primary students highlight and realize their school’s mission statement through play.
Philip Evans, a development specialist for the Americas, recently earned an IB advanced certificate in leadership research concurrently as he earned a Master of Arts in educational leadership and management. Pursuit of this dual credential is possible through Royal Roads University’s online program, which has an on-campus residential component. Phil began his studies a year […]
Travelling abroad is an unforgettable experience that is encouraged throughout the International Baccalaureate. Aseel Al-Nasser talks about how the IB’s focus on International mindedness helped her adapt to living in Germany.
This article explores the notion of learner agency: how ‘kids are the boss’ in our learning environment.
By Deidre Fischer and Glenn Odland Schools are often vibrant and noisy places, full of energy and urgency. At their helm, heads and principals are the guardians of their staff and students and are accountable to many in the community of parents, the board, and often investors too. So how do school leaders ensure that […]
Kristen Leer, a DP graduate, talks about the importance of listening in the real world. She expands on the differences between hearing and listening and encourages others to participate in conversations with the intent to understand rather than to reply.
By Carolyn Savage Most schools have their own definition of what it means to be internationally minded. Policies have been written, curricula developed and special events scheduled into academic calendars, but what exactly do we mean by international mindedness? Put simply, international mindedness means understanding, respecting and valuing different cultures, embracing diversity and knowing that […]
By Mairianne Walker Today, millions of people woke up, switched on their phones and digested the latest news from around the world. I was one of those people. What I read each day tells me we live in turbulent times. Fortunately, my social media feed is filled with inspiring quotes from people like Nelson Mandela […]
We’ve just published interim findings from a longer-term study, Study of IB students’ high school and post-secondary experiences: US public schools serving students from low-income households. Researchers examined the high school and postsecondary experiences of IB students from US public schools serving students from low-income households with little or no history of college-going. Click on the tabs below to […]
We all have a parental figure who inspires us in some way. In this article, Lachezar Arabadzhiev shares an interesting allegory of spilled milk and the influence of parents on their children.
This article explores one school’s journey to ensure the approaches to learning, an element of the PYP, are planned for in order to strengthen the transdisciplinary nature of their programme.