By Neil Bunting This is the third part of a three-piece post: CAR: Challenge, accountability, rigour – three key attributes that my school is focusing on this year. Rigour can have negative connotations, connected with cruelty and harshness, but rigour in education has nothing to do with tyranny, control or dictatorship. Rigour comes from the French […]
In this article you will find reflections on the connection between whole school professional development and the action cycle.
The modern global economy increasingly requires highly qualified professionals with specialized skills. And yet, too often, there is not enough skilled talent to meet the growing need in these emerging industries. One answer to this challenge could be high-quality career and technical education (CTE) like the IB Career-related Programme (CP). The CP combines the academic […]
“In high school we’re given knowledge—facts and theorems we memorize” says alumnus Kristin Waites, “but in college, and in life, it starts to become obvious that there are a lot of things we just don’t know.”
By David and Michele Mindorff We survived! We just completed the inaugural session for eAssessment in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) here at Lyford Cay International School in the Bahamas. If you’re a leader or educator at an IB World School, and you’re wondering what all the hype is about, here’s an insight into our […]
By Angela Brassington Are we risk-takers? Implementing eAssessments for our students at Munich International School (MIS) was an exciting new challenge. Both students and parents very quickly understood that these assessments tested the student’s ability to apply understanding, rather than just memorising facts. Many were excited to be involved. Onscreen exams support inclusion and the […]
We invited IB diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing. This is the second article in a series by Jasmine Jackson-Irwin, one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. By Jasmine Jackson-Irwin An IB alumna, a liberal arts graduate, and a tech salesperson walk into a room. What do […]
Looking back at the IB Diploma, International School of Indiana alumnus Paul Jeffries says: “What you won’t forget is the learner profile—not because you cling to it in your memory, but because it is a part of who you have become in your time as an IB student.”
This article illustrates how students explored the role of demand and supply under the transdisciplinary theme ‘How we organize ourselves’ in their direct surrounding, the school.
“Perhaps inspired by the IB Diploma Program’s (DP) Learner Profile, I embraced the idea of a multidisciplinary education, where I was challenged to think and learn as an engineer, as a clinician, as a patient and as an entrepreneur. ” – Alumnus Adrián Alemán
Continuing the ‘mindfulness and wellbeing’ discussion from IB World magazine’s March 2016 issue, Jenny Mosley – former teacher, now trainer and author – talks about the power of social and emotional learning, and how her ‘Golden Model’ can promote self-esteem and self-confidence in PYP students
Imagine beginning day one of a unit of inquiry with nothing but a blank planner. Learn how two grade 5 teachers pushed the limits of inquiry-based design by planning, communicating and implementing a completely student-developed unit of inquiry event with collaborative input from parents, students and administration.
A new video library is available to on YouTube and Vimeo. The series includes three vignettes on how IB programmes encourage critical analysis, creative thinking and communication skills.
By Neil Bunting This is the second part of a three-piece post: CAR: Challenge, accountability, rigour – three key attributes that my school is focusing on this year. “Accountability breeds response-ability” – Stephen Covey Who is accountable in schools? How many times have we heard someone say it’s not my job to do this or that? […]
Almost 50 per cent of teachers in international schools do not know how to detect child abuse, according to a recent survey. In the second article in the series, investigating child safeguarding, IB World magazine speaks to forensic psychologist Dr Joe Sullivan, about how educators can recognize if abuse is happening in their school and […]