Everybody is different, and while we celebrate and embrace difference, this also means that disagreements can occasionally arise. IB World magazine explores how teachers can help their students make sense of conflict
This engaging and thought-provoking article was recently written by Cindy Harcum, Principle at Baltimore City College and published by The Baltimore Sun on 8 September 2015. Asheesh Misra—the IB’s Programme Manager for the ‘Bridging the Equity Gap’ project in the US—was compelled to share the story with the IB community as part of the E2 Excellence and Equity […]
In 2014, the IB introduced the new global politics course and invited Max Kirsch, pilot global politics examiner, to tell us why it is such and important and dynamic subject. In this second part of the interview, Max tells us more about the nature of the new course. Max Kirsch is Professor of Anthropology and UNESCO […]
Sharing ideas, a supportive network and positive environment are just some of the benefits of a collaborative school culture. IB World magazine speaks to teachers about how working together has transformed their classrooms
George Rupp was recently appointed as the Chair of the IB Board of Governors. He has served as Dean of Harvard Divinity School and as President of Rice University, Columbia University, and the International Rescue Committee. Read The Global Search for Education interview where Rupp shares his insights into the future of education and the […]
IB World magazine asks teachers how they encourage students to become confident in taking risks and students share how this has helped them develop lifelong skills
More and more teachers are talking about it, but how can you help students become creative? IB World magazine asks educators for their tried-and-tested methods
IB Director General, Dr Siva Kumari, was recently invited to the International School Moshi, Tanzania—Diploma Programme Graduation Ceremony. Read excerpts of the commencement address below
Jane Drake, Head of Curriculum Innovation and Alignment, asks “how might education hope to solve the complex problems surrounding us? How can education tackle environmental issues, disease, social media, conflict, food security or financial crisis?” Complexity advisor Roland Kupers adds: “Deeply interconnected systems behave in ways that surprise. Whether it‘s the economy, social norms, the […]
Practice makes perfect, the popular saying goes. But can hours on the football field transform a student with two left feet into the next Pelé? Or must we accept that people are restricted by their natural attributes? Author and childhood development expert Ellen Booth Church says young children naturally practice when developing skills. For example, […]
A collaborative effort between teachers and parents can help highlight the amazing opportunities a STEM career can offer female students, Trudy Norris-Grey tells IB World magazine at the everywoman Forum 2015: Advancing women in Technology event
Dinos Aristidou tells us about his interest in the relationship between the imagination and creativity. He will present at the 2015 Peterson Academic Symposium in April.
Why does creativity matter? Karen Kuhn of The Adam Mickiewicz University gives us a taste of what she will be presenting at the 2015 Peterson Academic symposium.
What can guarantee academic success? This is a question that students, teachers and parents have been asking for years, but the answer remains inconclusive. Many studies have examined the multiple factors that could be considered, but mainly focusing on intelligence levels. Latest research takes a different approach that teachers may want to consider. Any teacher […]
Jayne Pletser, Curriculum Manager for inclusive education, and Kala Parasuram, Assessment access and Inclusion Manager at the IB, talk to Sophie-Marie Odum about how schools can help remove barriers to learning The IB believes that an inclusive education is something every IB World School should embrace and work towards. Students should be prepared to exercise […]