The sharing of knowledge between the very young and very old can be incredibly beneficial for both parties. IB World magazine investigates the science behind Intergenerational Learning.
One of the keynote speakers at our first educational leadership conference in Africa in Accra, Ghana in February 2018 was Dr Patrick Awuah, founder and president of Ashesi University in Accra. In 2017, he was presented with the WISE Prize for Education at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, recognising his commitment to supporting […]
Consider the following question: On a scale of 1-10, how lifelike are each of the following drawings of an elephant?
As the IB celebrates its 50th anniversary, IB World magazine speaks to Chancellor Stephen Spahn, who shares the same milestone, about how an innovative mindset is key to a school’s success.
The nature of international schools brings its own set of challenges and complexities around leadership, as Michael Fertig, Lecturer in Education at the University of Bath, UK, tells IB World magazine We can all recall working with a ‘bad’ or ‘ineffective’ leader. Some of us might even shudder at the thought. “‘Bad’ leaders are ones […]
Educators tell IB World how using design thinking has improved learning
Philip Evans, a development specialist for the Americas, recently earned an IB advanced certificate in leadership research concurrently as he earned a Master of Arts in educational leadership and management. Pursuit of this dual credential is possible through Royal Roads University’s online program, which has an on-campus residential component. Phil began his studies a year […]
By Deidre Fischer and Glenn Odland Schools are often vibrant and noisy places, full of energy and urgency. At their helm, heads and principals are the guardians of their staff and students and are accountable to many in the community of parents, the board, and often investors too. So how do school leaders ensure that […]
By Carolyn Savage Most schools have their own definition of what it means to be internationally minded. Policies have been written, curricula developed and special events scheduled into academic calendars, but what exactly do we mean by international-mindedness? Put simply, international-mindedness means understanding, respecting and valuing different cultures, embracing diversity and knowing that different perspectives […]
It’s a misconception that teachers need to be the life and soul of the classroom, as IB World explores
When starting a new school, in a different country, IB students can feel like “outsiders” until they have a basic understanding of the main language of instruction. Former English Language Learner Teacher Dan Franch tells IB World how this can be avoided
A librarian in Spain is combining bibliotherapy and mindfulness to help instigate meaningful discussions around emotions and feelings among students and their parents, as IB World magazine explores
Ash Buchanan tells IB World magazine how the ‘benefit mindset’ will create a thriving next generation
A PYP teacher in Denmark has created a whole unit on the concept of the growth mindset. She tells IB World about the changes she has seen as a result
IB parents share their thoughts with IB World magazine in the final article in the series “Ask a parent to help”: does this harmless instruction given by teachers to students induce a tinge of panic in parents? Many parents have a complicated relationship with homework, especially as children progress through school and workloads increase. On […]