Reading for pleasure helps to build literacy, confidence, well-being, development, educational attainment and social skills. If established at a young age, it can inspire a long lasting love of reading, offering a fun way to let imaginations run wild, and an exploration of different places and life experiences. However, reading for fun declines between ages […]
Kala Parasuram, Assessment Access and Inclusion Manager at the IB Global Center in Cardiff, Wales, discusses additional time for examinations, access arrangements, and why it’s important for teachers and students to work closely together for these accommodations.
Inspired the 2018 FIFA World Cup, IB Middle Years Programme students from the School of Young Politicians – in Moscow, Russia, held a sports and fitness festival. IB Continuum Coordinator Seda Kocharyan tells us about the initiative, which aimed to promote sports and healthy lifestyles.
Author and human rights activist Ishmael Beah, the third and final speaker for the 2019 IB Global Conference in New Orleans, talks to IB World about how his teachers helped him come to terms with his past as a child soldier in Sierra Leone.
This blog is part of a series about using interdisciplinary units (IDUs) in MYP schools with a small student population. This blog delves into the planning of IDUs and the importance of student reflections.
Gjøvikregionen International School is typical of smaller, state-subsidized English schools in Norway. With just one class in each year from PYP1 to MYP5 and up to 200 students, these tiny schools have the capacity to successfully develop unique, engaging, and complex programmes. Annie Termaat, Secondary Principal at Gjøvikregionen International School tells us more.
Frankfurt International School (FIS), Germany, thinks out of the box when it comes to inspiring creativity in writing and art. Each year, it gives students the opportunity to produce, and eventually publish, a book during a week-long Writing Symposium.
Vansh Kakra and Kushaal Bhatia used their community project to become advocates for solar energy in India. They also raised money to provide solar lanterns for students at Madhava Rao Ashramshala school, in a small village called Devgaon.
Researchers from the Red Sea Research Centre at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are working alongside Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from The KAUST School, in Saudi Arabia. Together, they have published two papers online and are working on a third.
As a reward for reducing single-use plastics at their school, and raising awareness, IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at the American School of Barcelona had a unique opportunity to work alongside marine biologists in Mallorca, Spain. They learned about sea life and discussed global marine issues, such as plastic pollution and its causes.
Attending conferences and workshops are great professional development tools for teachers. But, having the opportunity to visit and work in another IB World School, across the world, is an invaluable experience as Shelley Maximitch Johnston from Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, in Canada, found.
The people in the Kolar District of Karnataka, India, face issues of water scarcity, soil fertility and water pollution. To raise awareness, Diploma Programme (DP) students at Christ Junior College (CJC), Bangalore, India, decided to investigate the problems in the area and create an environmental awareness programme, as part of fieldwork for their environmental systems […]
CAS event offers students the chance to share ideas with the wider community. CHIREC International School, in Hyderabad, India, created a platform for students to showcase their Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) ideas and learn from other local IB students.
At 6,962m above sea level, Aconcagua is one of the highest mountains in South America. Since the first recorded climb in 1897, there hasn’t been a girl under 15 who has reached the top. This was until February 2019 when Milenia Luna became the youngest woman to take on the challenge and succeed.
IB Diploma Programme students create a safe space for those who may be exploring their gender