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How can we help refugees in their time of crisis?

By David Hawley My uncle, a primary school principal, inspired me to become a teacher. I recall a story that he shared with me about one of his teachers and what she did when a bird started building a nest on the windowsill of his classroom. The teacher promptly found a way to change her lesson […]

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Taking action to address exclusion and marginalization

By Jayne Pletser I arrived home from the 2015 Inclusive and supportive education congress (ISEC) in Lisbon, feeling energised with new knowledge and proud to have represented the IB at such an important forum for the discussion of all things “inclusion.” The congress concluded with the issuing of The Lisbon Educational Equity Statement, July 2015 (LEES, […]

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IB World Schools turn Egypt ‘green’ and San Diego ‘brown’

Two schools tell IB World magazine about what they’re doing to help the environment and protect the planet San Diego, US Pacific Beach Middle School students in San Diego were inspired by 2015’s Global Youth Service Day to create a number of environmental projects. MYP student Chloe Pardo launched a webpage and social media pages, […]


A learning expedition to India’s land of islands

Guru charan kumar and Bhagirathy Jhingran are Diploma Programme (DP) teachers at Pathways World School in Delhi, India. They teach environmental systems and societies (ESS) and geography, respectively. In December 2014, they took a group of 20 DP students on a field expedition to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (A&N islands). Here they tell us […]