At Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA our belief about the IB and student learning is simple. All of our students take all of their coursework in eleventh and twelfth grade in the Diploma Programme because we believe that the IB transforms all students.
Mindfulness educator and IB parent, Kevin Hawkins, explains the benefits of mindful techniques during stressful exam season. My third (and final) child is about to sit the IB Diploma exams so, as a parent, I understand a fair bit about the stresses and strains of high stakes testing. As an educator, I …
To mark International Dance Day 2015, we are re-publishing this 2014 interview with DP student Bhavishya Ramchander from the United World College South East Asia in Singapore.
The IB is celebrated for the range of opportunities it provides for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, but do these elements sometimes get shunted to the sidelines in the classroom? IB World Magazine investigates
Neuroscience is arguably one of the most interesting and mysterious areas of science today, but also one of the most complex. Senior school and IB Diploma Programme students at Bombay International School (BIS) were treated to live demonstrations, mentoring sessions and a range of fun activities, hosted by world-renowned scientists, making scientific inquiry a fun […]
Carol Burris and John Murphy tell us about their approach to having as many students as possible participate in IB courses. South Side High School has detracked classes at each grade level and in all subject areas. The IB curriculum informs their 9th and 10th grade courses so that all students will be prepared for […]
Diploma Programme students from Rossall School, England, Thanh Thao Truong and Thao Ha, competed in the 2014 Interest Rate Challenge. In the competition, students present their opinions on the policies that would help the UK economy reach the target inflation rate of 2%. Thanh Thao Truong (left) and Thao Ha Q: What were the highlights […]
Expanding on her background as a DP teacher, Liza Tercero contributed to the formation of the IB School Enhancement Services and is now helping to bring the data analysis support service for DP educators successfully through school trials.
Rainier Beach High School in Seattle is building a community of alumni, parent, and student leaders committed to learning as much as they can about the Diploma Program, and sharing that knowledge with their peers. It’s called a Community Cafe.
What can guarantee academic success? This is a question that students, teachers and parents have been asking for years, but the answer remains inconclusive. Many studies have examined the multiple factors that could be considered, but mainly focusing on intelligence levels. Latest research takes a different approach that teachers may want to consider. Any teacher […]
The Extended Essay is a challenge for every student. How can you make sure they feel prepared rather than panicked? It’s the culmination of years of effort, a signature of the IB Diploma Programme and the perfect preparation for life beyond the classroom. In fact, IB Diploma Programme alumni said the Extended Essay prepared them […]
As part of the new focus on approaches to teaching and learning, Riverview Highschool in Sarasota, Florida, USA embraced experiential learning with the help of a spoken word artist, Cedric Hameed. As the school’s artist-in-residence, Cedric worked with the Theory of knowledge (TOK) instructional team to craft a comprehensive and integrated approach to TOK and […]
New research out of Bilkent University explores the university preparedness of Diploma Programme (DP) and non-DP graduates in Turkey.
In 2013, Marissa Jansz made the switch from teaching the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Singapore to teaching ‘A’ Levels in Sri Lanka. Since then, Marissa has reflected on the two programmes.
Katie Wright of the University of Melbourne conducted 23 in-depth interviews with IB graduates from around the world, between the ages of 20 and 63, on the ways in which the IB may have influenced their professional pathways, attitudes toward learning as well as personal beliefs and overall worldview.