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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

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Film competition honours IB teachers

The remarkable dedication and passion of IB educators worldwide is the focus of the IB Inspired student film competition. Congratulations to our winner, Diploma Programme (DP) student Nancy Leal Garza from Liceo de Monterrey in Mexico. Watch Nancy’s film below and read her post about the teacher who inspires her winning film. You can also watch a […]

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Read your course book first

By Matt McGee It has escaped none of my students that economics is a ‘composite’ subject – including (but in no ways limited to) mathematics, history, political science, statistics and…well, stories. The ability to become a good economist rests on two foundations: Good solid understanding of basic concepts and terms Skills such as underpinning arguments, finding flaws with economic reasoning and simply […]

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Science is ‘merely’ an opinion

By Dr Peter Hoeben As Daniel P. Moynihan once said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” We regularly hear people resorting to opinions and perceptions rather than relying on scientific facts and theories. This is not a new trend, it was once ‘fact’ that the world was flat. But […]

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First the learning, then the building

By Andrew Derry How do we educate our students for their future? Should we imagine, design, build and open a brand new, state-of-the-art, school?  After all, how can we expect to develop learning to meet the needs of 21st-century learners when the buildings we work in still follow the same ‘industrial’ concepts we have used […]