PYP students raise awareness of the importance of being kind and compassionate towards stray cats and dogs
By David Hawley As a head of school, I was always looking for ways to have conversations with students that had some relationship to what they were studying. A good place to start was to ask what they were reading in their literature class. While head of a boarding school where I would often have […]
This is a brief example of how inquiry within the PYP exhibition contributes to understanding current global issues.
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 […]
“Going through high school has taught me that the process of learning inherently has value,” says alumnus Byron Dolon, “regardless of the content, learning in an IB environment involves critical thinking and depth of understanding, skills that are invaluable to making informed decisions.”
This article showcases a constructivist approach towards fostering the attitudes of ‘empathy’ and ‘tolerance’. It is also reflective on the school culture, benefiting from a transdisciplinary approach of integrating PSPE with units of inquiry.
DP students in Egypt become builders, artists and engineers to renovate a local village
Music can help dementia and Alzheimer’s patients recall memories and emotions, according to research. After learning this, three Middle Year Programme (MYP) students at Middle School of the Kennebunks, in Kennebunk Maine, US, were inspired to develop a project to help residents at a local care home.
Tonbridge Grammar School’s IB Diploma Programme (DP) students are helping to transform the lives of students in Malawi
Hundreds of people lived a day with an impairment as part of an awareness campaign, organized by an IB Diploma Programme (DP) student
Lachezar Arabadzhiev, a graduate of the British International School Shanghai, explores the challenge of learning new skills. He says, “I have always tried to face those fears in my life and question them to the best of my abilities. After all, quality learning does not happen overnight.”
In 2016, we invited students from the Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) to take part in the Academic Honesty Competition. Students were asked to submit a poster or short film either individually or as part of a team. The results were outstanding and the standard of films and posters was […]
This article explains how to support and involve fifth grade students in the planning of their learning experiences.
Our countdown has begun to our big anniversary! IB World magazine finds out more
Within the framework of the enhanced IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), Caroline Rennie says that the programme has found its identity. Since the programme officially completed its seven-year review cycle—MYP: Next chapter—on 1 January 2017, Caroline has reflected on the programme and finds both academic rigour and a love for learning within the framework. Eleni […]