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Leveraging conceptual based learning

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In the first of a two-part series for teachers of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), I’m looking at the function of key concepts and global contexts in the MYP. I also explore two potential strategies for supporting interdisciplinary understanding. Setting the scene When students graduate from our schools, they enter […]

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Creating a dialogue about stress

Eleni Vardaki, IB Diploma Programme graduate-and-educator, sat down with fellow IB grad, Kleio Kartalis, to talk about the three biggest points of stress for IB Diploma Programme students. She offers her own recommendations and encourages schools to create a dialogue on the topic to support student success.

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A journey over a ‘thousand hills’

DP students in Kenya visit Rwanda, to bring learning to life Since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the country is working together to help rebuild itself. Currently, every able-bodied Rwandan citizen between the ages of 18 and 65 must take part in community service for three hours once a month. IB Diploma Programme (DP) students from The […]

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Middle schoolers thrive with 150 hours of design

By Clare Wagstaff Annie Wright Middle School’s design program is now in its third year. Although it has incorporated some of the beloved traditional Middle School projects such as the Milk Boat Regatta (in which Middle Schoolers create seaworthy vessels out of milk cartons and other recycled materials), it has also established new units that are quickly becoming Middle School traditions. […]

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Let’s focus on the arts

This article is about how a PYP school in Peru reworked a unit of inquiry to put the arts in the driving seat. First grade students wrote and performed their own plays connected with effective communication and the IB learner profile. This year-long project led by their drama department was supported by other disciplines and […]