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“Don’t lose your nerve!”

It’s a complex world out there and educators are at the front line; having to absorb what’s happening and develop strategies to help their students navigate and thrive. David Homer, Chair of our IB examining board, tells us about the role that the IB can play in facing today’s challenges, and seek his advice for […]

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What does ‘great leadership’ look like?

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 […]

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 […]