2020 Programme Standards and Practices set aspirational guidance for future IB teaching and learning Curriculum Manager Pilar Quezzaire discusses the revised framework of programme standards and practices: how it differs from its forerunner and how it supports schools. Why a revised IB framework? Starting in 2014, discussions across the IB explored how the standards and […]
Here is a selection of the free webinars available to support IB World Schools and educators. You may need to add a Webex extension to your browser to view the webinars, but follow the simple instructions when you click on one of the links below—the links work best using the Firefox browser. 1. Welcome to […]
What essential reading would you recommend to Primary Years Programme (PYP) parents who want to integrate the IB philosophy into their homes? We posed this question to PYP educators on Twitter and they offered these recommendations.
Communication can be understood as receptive, productive and interactive skills, but it cannot be kept in isolation or without purpose. I remember a few years ago taking a group of IB Diploma Programme (DP) students on an exchange trip to a francophone IB World School in Togo and their disbelief when I told them about […]
IB graduate and educator Eleni Vardaki continues her series on creating a dialogue about stress. She recently sat down with University College London student Eleonora Levis to explore strategies for managing stress.
New IB parent? This easy to follow guide of IB terms may be just the thing for you.
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 […]
School Enhancement Services provider Diego Zaragoza Tejas shows his depth as a teacher, coordinator, head of school and highly-engaged member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN). Read more to find out how he’s helping schools improve. The reason I am who I am today is because the IB has entrusted me with many different roles, […]
By David Hawley As a head of school, I was always looking for ways to have conversations with students that had some relationship to what they were studying. A good place to start was to ask what they were reading in their literature class. While head of a boarding school where I would often have […]
By Lori Mack We pride ourselves on being a research-driven organization here at the IB, but we are not alone; conducting research is not limited to the IB Global Research Team and our research partners at universities. There are many diverse and valuable research studies that take a scientific approach to the impact of IB […]
Graeme Boyd, Head Librarian at IB World School St Francis College, in Brazil, explains how the profession can step forward and play a fundamental role in schools
Many would say we live in turbulent times marked by upheavals in many parts of the world. There is certainly a lot of confusion and misconception regarding the role of religion – especially Islam.
Studies show that challenging classroom behaviour is suggestive of learning barriers, but how are IB teachers working with students to overcome these obstacles? IB World investigates
By Robert Harrison In the late 1980’s, about the same time that the International Schools Association was developing what would become the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), another group of visionary educators consolidated the world’s best thinking about the schools that middle level learners deserve. This work—now carried on by the Association for Middle Level […]
By Kendra Perkins School librarians face many challenges. You may be the only librarian in the school – where no one with library training is there for you to consult with when making decisions. Then there’s always the start of the year stress. This is especially true if you are starting out at a new […]