Eleni Vardaki, IB Diploma Programme graduate-and-educator, sat down with fellow IB grad, Kleio Kartalis, to talk about the three biggest points of stress for IB Diploma Programme students. She offers her own recommendations and encourages schools to create a dialogue on the topic to support student success.
In this addition to the graduate series “Mindful Matters,” IB grad Diana Ton encourages others to live life to the fullest and be willing to be open-minded with the world.
Byron Dolon talks about how one can learn to productively procrastinate with a tactic he calls “ceebs-ing.”
Individual thinking and performance is one of the focuses of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Alumna Ocie Grimsley discusses how the DP helped her find her uniqueness with the help of a childhood friend.
The IB aims to create an environment that is engaging and flexible, with the student at the focus. Nicole Wambui, a DP graduate, used Pamoja, an online server that offers various IB courses for IB students. In this article, she talks about her experiences with Pamoja and how it made her a more prepared university […]
Travelling abroad is an unforgettable experience that is encouraged throughout the International Baccalaureate. Aseel Al-Nasser talks about how the IB’s focus on International mindedness helped her adapt to living in Germany.
Kristen Leer, a DP graduate, talks about the importance of listening in the real world. She expands on the differences between hearing and listening and encourages others to participate in conversations with the intent to understand rather than to reply.
We all have a parental figure who inspires us in some way. In this article, Lachezar Arabadzhiev shares an interesting allegory of spilled milk and the influence of parents on their children.
IB graduate Ishanee Chanda relays her journey as a writer. She says, “The IB not only teaches you to have opinions, but also how to talk about them. Essays, round table discussions, final presentations; I had been trained for them all.”
Alumna Lily Li shares resources she used to enhance her learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) while she completed the Diploma Programme at Genforest Secondary School, with many tools just a click, call, or coffee away.
“Going through high school has taught me that the process of learning inherently has value,” says alumnus Byron Dolon, “regardless of the content, learning in an IB environment involves critical thinking and depth of understanding, skills that are invaluable to making informed decisions.”
Lachezar Arabadzhiev, a graduate of the British International School Shanghai, explores the challenge of learning new skills. He says, “I have always tried to face those fears in my life and question them to the best of my abilities. After all, quality learning does not happen overnight.”
Alumna Tammy Do pens an open letter to students six year after graduation. She says, “an IB education taught me the concept of versatility and this was among the most valuable lessons I learned as a student. As an adult, I chose a career that nourishes my creative interest and identity.”
You have your university acceptance letter and soon you will have your IB diploma results. Now you have four months of holiday and no idea what to do! If this is you, alumnus Nicole Wambui has an answer: plan for the perfect post-exam summer holiday.
The United World College and the IB taught me to let my heart be lit on fire by the world around me. University taught me that academia was only one way of learning, living and serving. Now I am exploring, for two years and 30,000km, projects for peace and life. Hear this story and join […]