The extended essay may be one of the most complex independent projects that a Diploma Programme (DP) student takes on during their IB years. Stephanie Stan tells us how to make the essay more than just an assignment and transform it into an opportunity to expand your own knowledge.
This article is based on an example of listening to learning within a pre-kindergarten classroom and how teachers tuning into student voices helped to shape the direction of our inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme of ‘how we express ourselves’.
For Alexandra Auger, the Diploma Programme (DP) set in motion the confidence she would later need to create her own company. Video and Q&A below on her journey from the DP to managing director of The Juice Executive. The conversation continues: Alexandra Auger completed the Diploma Programme (DP) at Maidstone Grammar and read Politics, Philosophy […]
Alumnus Matthew Ferby reminds us that it is important to assess your limitations and ration your time to make the most of it. He relates his recent experience as a civil engineering graduate to the lessons he learned as a busy Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) student.
This article illustrates how to use social media to include approaches to learning skills in a Primary Years Programme classroom.
A campaign to amend educational laws to ensure girls have equal access to education is making a big impact. One in four girls will marry before their 18th birthday in Mexico. There is anecdotal evidence that girls, some as young as 12 in rural areas, are forced into early marriage because of poverty and pressure […]
What essential reading would you recommend to Primary Years Programme (PYP) parents who want to integrate the IB philosophy into their homes? We posed this question to PYP educators on Twitter and they offered these recommendations.
By Bob Smith To celebrate Middle Level Education Month I’m zooming in on the topic of holistic education and exploring how it can look in a middle years classroom using global contexts. My 7th grade students are pretty tech savvy; they use smartphones and computers, they interact with a lot of digital and online information […]
Here’s one way to get to know your classmates. At Lamar Academy, an IB World School in McAllen, Texas, USA, students took photographic portraits of one another, printed them on posters, and pasted them all on the exterior walls of the school buildings, creating a huge paper mural of over 200 faces. They called it […]
Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Regina Labardini talks to us about her passion for learning and paying it forward to others in university. She says, “The least I can do with all the skills that I have developed through the DP is share … the passion for learning, the adrenaline rush of being a curious inquirer … […]
Travel buddies promote international-mindedness as they roam the globe and send back photos and information about their travels. These stuffed animals provided by second grade students, tagged and sent on their way are connecting an IB World School to the world.
One science communication course at the University of Melbourne gave DP alumnus JT Yeung the inspiration needed to dive into the world of YouTube vlogging. We speak with him to find out what skills he needed to create his first video essay and how the medium can be used by students.
Today, more than half the population on the planet is under the age of 30—the biggest generation of children and young people that the world has ever seen. Through their creativity, energy and idealism, young people can bring about generational change, which can challenge the status quo and achieve positive outcomes—rapidly.
Corey Stixrud is the middle of three generations from the same family to either study or teach at the oldest IB World School in India. Now principal, he explains his loyalty to Kodaikanal International School in an Indian hill-station town.
Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Safinah Hambali shares her experiences and advice with us on the “art of adaptation” and how life’s sudden turns shouldn’t keep you from achieving your goals.