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 […]
Case study: Career-related Programme (CP) With more than 4,000 students, GEMS Wellington Academy-Silicon Oasis has had to consider thoughtfully how to provide relevant and meaningful learning opportunities for all. Offering the Career-related Programme (CP) has provided a satisfying choice for those who have a specific career pathway in mind. The CP has been offered at […]
A new video library is available to on YouTube and Vimeo. The series includes three vignettes on how IB programmes encourage critical analysis, creative thinking and communication skills.
A new video library is available to on YouTube and Vimeo to help your community discover and share the IB experience. This series introduces viewers to a global network of engaged, passionate teachers and learners, working toward a common goal; education for a better world. The series includes three vignettes on how IB programmes prepare students […]
By Claire Ijsbrandij I have just returned from a video production shoot at IB World Schools in India. The trip gave me a unique opportunity to witness the impact of IB programmes in action and capture it on film to share with the wider community. As always, visiting IB World Schools reignited my belief in what […]
IB programmes develop confident, independent learners who are prepared to become leaders within their communities. These four vignettes are just one part of a series that introduces the IB continuum of education.
Four vignettes on how IB programmes ignite curiosity, intercultural understanding, and personal growth. IB World Schools are encouraged to share this resource.
Students and parents: Beginning your research to apply as an international student to universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or Australia? Four guides on the basics of university entrance for international students.
Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts that will feature stories from MYP practitioners in IB World Schools around the globe as we follow their journey of implementing the enhancements to the MYP following its review and first teaching in 2014. In this post we meet Damian Rentoule, Middle School Principal at […]