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Calling all MYP health education teachers!

By Sumaya Alyusuf I’m sure we all agree how important health education is for families, schools, cultural groups and the future of our world. At the IB, our programmes strive to take a holistically-oriented approach to education, attending to students’ health and well-being across a full range of cognitive, physical, social, spiritual and emotional domains. And like […]

Good Shepherd Lutheran College MYP Personal Projects 4

How to prosper with MYP personal projects: advice directly from the classroom

By Laura England In the second in this series How to prosper with MYP personal projects, we look at this important culminating experience for students in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). Like any open-ended, student-centred inquiry, the MYP personal project requires thoughtful implementation followed by careful reflection and iterative improvements. This process is familiar […]


Leveraging concept-based learning in the IB continuum (part 2)

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In this follow-up to my first post, I’m ‘thinking out loud’ about key concepts and global contexts in the Middle Years Programme (MYP). As before, I’d like to share strategies for continuing to explore interdisciplinary understanding between these two essential components of the MYP curriculum framework. Can global contexts inform key […]


“Our journey of friendship through dance”

MYP students win international award for their dance performance, which showcased an honest portrayal of friendship Two friends at an IB World School in Malaysia put on an award-winning performance, depicting what true friendship really means. With no prior experience or knowledge of contact dance improvisation, Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Sonya Janejit Kaur and Celine […]


How to prosper with MYP personal projects: getting students started

By Sarah Phillips The personal project is an important culminating experience for students in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) students, and their whole school community. While it has always been central to the MYP experience, the project’s mandatory moderation has presented some new challenges. We asked schools how they were rising to meet those challenge, […]


Leveraging conceptual based learning

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In the first of a two-part series for teachers of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), I’m looking at the function of key concepts and global contexts in the MYP. I also explore two potential strategies for supporting interdisciplinary understanding. Setting the scene When students graduate from our schools, they enter […]


Middle schoolers thrive with 150 hours of design

By Clare Wagstaff Annie Wright Middle School’s design program is now in its third year. Although it has incorporated some of the beloved traditional Middle School projects such as the Milk Boat Regatta (in which Middle Schoolers create seaworthy vessels out of milk cartons and other recycled materials), it has also established new units that are quickly becoming Middle School traditions. […]


A social studies course that “runs on jet fuel”

Looking for ways to make your history lessons more exciting and inspire deeper learning? Big History could be an answer, the IB’s Emanuele Pesoli tells IB World magazine Big History is “a social studies course that runs on jet fuel”, as described by the founders of the Big History Project. It’s a powerful combination of […]


Calling all MYP coordinators!

We are looking for MYP coordinators who would like to contribute to coordinator support materials. You may have seen in the Summary report—Reviewing Programme Standards and Practices: A report on research and design activities (2014 – 2017) on the programme resource centre—that the MYP Programme Standards and Practices are in review. In anticipation of any changes […]


Does international education really have an impact on the world?

By Mairianne Walker Today, millions of people woke up, switched on their phones and digested the latest news from around the world. I was one of those people. What I read each day tells me we live in turbulent times. Fortunately, my social media feed is filled with inspiring quotes from people like Nelson Mandela […]