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You can take that question to the bank!

Coming up with good questions for preparatory or mock exams can be a challenging chore at times. But console yourself that even the most cunning men have struggled with seemingly simple questions. “Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration” – Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1903

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IB World Magazine: March 2014

Inside this edition: Razia Jan: Improving the lives of girls in Afghanistan • 21st Century Assessment • Vocations in Action • Science’s Secrets Revealed • Beyond the Desk • IBCC • Dr. Abiodun Williams • PYP Review

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Stimulating young inquisitive minds

Kids in general, and IB students in particular, have a natural sense of curiosity and an eagerness to develop new skills. You can help boost this predisposition by further stimulating their longing for inquiry and research. When teaching inquisitive young minds the IB recommends taking a student’s knowledge and individual interests into account. The IB’s […]

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Hawaiian school parents get inspiration at book club

Parents at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua, Hawaii, joined Lower School Principal Majken Johansson to delve into John Barell’s book Did You Ever Wonder: Fostering Curiosity Here There and Everywhere. Majken tells us all about the group’s experience. Q: What practical advice did the group learn from the book? We discovered lots of practical ideas to use at home […]

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Most popular products of 2013

We had a great year here at the IB and introduced many useful new resources. These five products, listed in random order, were the most popular items with IB teachers and students on our website in 2013.

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The importance of lifelong learning

Active, lifelong learning has always been important in the IB andecent research into brain development has had revolutionary implications for education. Creating lifelong learners, 2nd edition helps educators put these developments into practise as they encourage lifelong learning.

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Make this school year even better

We want to encourage teachers to stimulate active development in learners and to help them flourish in and out of the classroom. To support teachers in their efforts, we have devised a collection of materials to promote lifelong learning, critical thinking and professional inquiry.

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Examination paper and markscheme pack: May 2013

The Examination paper and markscheme pack is an indispensable tool for teachers and coordinators, featuring the May 2013 sessions for all six Diploma Programme subject groups. These papers provide excellent preparation for examinations, while the accompanying markschemes make the pack suitable for both independent study and classroom use.