IB World editor Sophie-Marie Odum reflects on her time at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), in Doha, Qatar, which discussed the challenges that education faces in today’s world
How can studying philosophy help students learn? IB alumna and team leader for the IB philosophy examination, Jane Gatley, shares her recent research with IB World magazine, and explains why the subject should be essential to a secondary education
“I accept setbacks, bounce back from disappointment and learn from my errors” In an honest and personal story, Vedika Luthra, IB Diploma Programme student from the American School of Warsaw, explains how disappointing test marks motivated her to perform better the next time
How do I best learn? What do I need that would help me in my academic journey? These challenging questions guided Canadian alumna Tsering Asha Leba toward creating a personalized toolbox of skills, techniques, and habits that supported her academic success. She writes to us from her current home in the UK.
IB World magazine investigates how physical education can incorporate the disciplines of science, making it even more stimulating and relevant to everyday lives
Purposeful conversation moves students from passive listeners to active learners. IB World magazine investigates how students’ classroom conversations encourage collaboration and strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills
In the final article of the series, IB World magazine looks at how parents can support their children through the IB Diploma Programme exams
Ashley Zhou (pronounced Zo) was a senior at St Petersburg High School from 2014-15, in this sunny bayside city in the smaller Florida peninsula tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Ashley graduated first in her class and presented the valedictorian address. Then and now, she was the pride of her school; one […]
Students aren’t leaving the IB Learner Profile at the door when class finishes; they are applying the attributes at home too, as they explain to IB World magazine
IB World Magazine investigates the importance of the ‘last five minutes’ in class, and finds out how you can make the most of this time
Does your classroom encourage creativity, or stifle it? IB World magazine investigates how a student’s environment affects their learning
This summer, Bay Port High School IB educators Amy Richards and Vicki Quinn presented at the IB 2015 Conference of the Americas to discuss technology usage within IB classrooms. We followed up with Richards and Quinn this semester to learn more about how they integrate technology in their classrooms
We hear about so many wonderful examples of student accomplishments and triumphs, despite the challenges that are faced by many. We are both inspired by and proud of them all and would like to share more of their stories on the IB blog. Calling IB students and educators! You are invited to get in touch with us to […]
IB World magazine talks to Susan Park, IB Diploma Programme student and the winning illustrator of the September 2015 issue’s front cover
Khea Yashadhana is a 2012 IB graduate of the Binus International School Simprug in Indonesia, and she is now an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Having interned in both Indonesia and the United States, Khea talked with us about how these experiences have influenced her academic interests.