We invited IB Diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing. Alumna Lay Wah Carolina Ching is one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. She is now an educator and writes to us from her home in Ecuador. By Lay Wah Ching I would like to […]
A year 4 teacher shares her story about her students who led an assembly in an unusual way where, instead of hours spent practicing lines and rehearsing, the students were learning how to create, do mathematics and write for an audience.
By concentrating on the needs of DP student, Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala, has served them well—and helped its programme attract more students. As a good Diploma Programme coordinator, Biju Baby asks as many parents as possible about why they are interested in sending their children to his school, Cathedral Vidya School (CVSL) in Lonavala, India. One […]
Lucas Cocco completed the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at the International School of Havana in 2015 and now attends Harvard University. He speaks with us about applying to universities in the United States, his academic goals, and the skills he gained while he was an IB diploma student. Why did you originally decide to pursue […]
The Diploma Programme helps both Tonbridge Grammar School and its students to grow and be the best they can be. A predominately female environment presents special challenges for a school. Knowing that many girls lack self-confidence, the response of Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) in Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom, is to provide the Diploma Programme. “We […]
Susie March is successfully working with IB World Schools to strengthen child safeguarding procedures by delivering effective sex and relationship education (SRE) programmes, as IB World magazine investigates in the last article in our series on child safeguarding
We invited IB Diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing. Alumna Ruth Donaliya Mwangase is one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. After going through university to earn both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal […]
This article illustrates how a five-minute reflection to begin a leadership meeting led to a realization of a school growth and the revision of the mission statement.
Alumna Irene Sánchez Brualla offers her perspective on making the best of the time between receiving results and heading off to the next phase of your life. She graduated from the Diploma Programme in 2009 from I.E.S. Santa Clara in Santander, Spain.
This article talks about the PYP library as a complex system that fosters adaptive and dynamic change.
Javier M Valle suggests that in a postmodern society, with globalization as a main characteristic, different human groups—with particular values and cultures, but living in a very close interdependent world—face two risks. On one hand, absolute relativism, and on the other hand, the imposition of a unique thought. Ahead of Javier’s keynote speech on this […]
We speak with Alma Karabeg about how her IB Diploma Programme (DP) experience helped develop interests which led to a career in public service. She is Deputy President of JCI Norway, an organization that that provides training to young leaders and entrepreneurs.
By Sebastien Barnard What’s the big idea? Concept-driven, inquiry-based learning Everyone talks about concept-driven, inquiry-based learning, but what does it look like in practice? What does the curriculum look like and what requirements can we imagine that might lead to the desired outcomes? How do we overcome the tyranny of content-driven classrooms and examinations? Contemporary […]
IB World magazine investigates how IB teachers can nurture the power of introverts in their classroom and encourage students to step out of their comfort zone, gaining the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments
Daniel Villar-Onrubia is an IB Diploma Programme gradautes from IES Martínez Montañésin Spain. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his IB World School, he created an online directory of past graduates to reconnect with each other and celebrate their school’s success.