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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Regina Labardini talks to us about her passion for learning and paying it forward to others in university. She says, “The least I can do with all the skills that I have developed through the DP is share … the passion for learning, the adrenaline rush of being a curious inquirer … […]
Travel buddies promote international-mindedness as they roam the globe and send back photos and information about their travels. These stuffed animals provided by second grade students, tagged and sent on their way are connecting an IB World School to the world.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Safinah Hambali shares her experiences and advice with us on the “art of adaptation” and how life’s sudden turns shouldn’t keep you from achieving your goals.
This article is about exploring the concept of perspective and how it is vital to understand and respect different perspectives which is core to the IB values.
Proudly telling the world about our educators in our 50th anniversary year Do you remember a teacher who really inspired you? In this series of posts from IB alumni who became IB teachers, we find out what inspired them to take the journey from student to educator From the UK to Malaysia, Solenn Gueganton studied the […]
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, […]
This article talks about Primary Years Programme students inquiring into the physical and virtual public spaces. As part of their action, students chose to design the mother tongue space for the library.
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 […]