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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

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Do you know why you decided to become a teacher?

Following his keynote presentation at the IB Conference in Barcelona, in October 2016, Peter Docker – who works with Simon Sinek and the ‘Start With Why’ team – tells IB World how IB teachers can find their ‘why’ and help students do the same

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Stress is contagious

First-of-its-kind research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) reveals that teacher burnout and student stress may be linked. Researchers tell IB World magazine why professional development will help end the cycle