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Phil Evans

Love your leadership capacity

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 […]

Leadership matters, so how do I improve mine?

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 […]

International-mindedness – teachers are talking about it, but what exactly is it?

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 […]

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Homework: love it or loathe it?

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 […]