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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 […]

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How do you support students with a mental illness?

“Young people prefer to talk to a trusted teacher about an issue, rather than a health professional,” says Paula Lavis of the UK’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, so if a problem does arise, teachers need to be prepared. IB World investigates how educators can spot the signs