These IB diploma graduates wrote about their experience throughout the course of 2016 and were the first ongoing graduate contributors to the community blog. Here are their stories.
By IB student, Alya Al-Ammari I had always hoped to start my own charity. Yet, I didn’t have the motivation nor the time management to balance aspirations with my school work and extracurricular activities. Even if I did, I thought it would be impossible. I had it ingrained in my mind that Arab culture was […]
Budding social entrepreneur Camil Chaari discussed his e-recycling project at a climate change conference. He has saved around 5,500kg of CO2 emissions to date
When IB Diploma Programme (DP) student Rachael Totz was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, all the treatments offered by her gastroenterologist failed and left her feeling worse. However, rather than give up, she found an alternative solution to manage her symptoms.
When it comes to implementing change for the greater good of humanity and world peace, maybe some of the world’s leaders could learn a thing or two from IB students.
If you watch or read the news, you’ll know 2016 has been an eventful year for lots of great – and some not so great – reasons. But there have been many uplifting and memorable moments in international education, including new partnerships, campaigns and strategies to ensure quality education is available to all.
International-mindedness is the bedrock of the IB approach. While we in the IB community understand its importance, it can be a challenging concept to define, develop and assess. To shed more light on the practice of international-mindedness, researchers from the University of Bath conducted an in-depth, multi-programme study in nine IB World Schools around the […]
When you walk towards the film classroom at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington Virginia, USA, you are met with a visual feast of energetic and colourful walls of graffiti. Diploma Programme (DP) film students embrace this space where they’re engaged and inspiration can flourish. We invited film teacher Rosa Reyes and artist Mas Paz to […]
IB teachers share their plans, hopes and aspirations for the year ahead From finding new ways to engage students with the IB Learner Profile to creating a more exciting learning environment, IB teachers are already thinking about how they can improve learning and teaching over the next 12 months. “I want to make the classroom […]
While studying at St. Stephen’s School, Italy, Oliver Page launched his first startup at 17, an ipad case company called NutKase. In September 2015, he co-founded his second startup in Rome, Scooterino, the first scooter ride sharing solution in Europe.
Social media exchange led to Ellie Murphy having a chance meeting with government officials in Rwanda. She got to learn first-hand how the country has progressed
Student chosen as former President Obama’s ‘advisor’
DP students in Indiana organized a huge recycling drive to help an IB World School in Flint during the water crisis
Matt Glanville is the IB’s Head of Assessment Principals and Practice. Here he shares his thoughts on what good quality education really means.
IB World Schools from across the Barents region are working to help create sustainable future societies