This article explores how Primary Years Programme (PYP) students took ownership of the Model United Nations (MUN) experience with their ‘How we organize ourselves’ unit. Inspired and empowered by the senior students and seeing their leadership in the MUN events, PYP students planned and hosted their first ever inter school MUN.
By Antony Furlong Consider the following question: On a scale of 1-10, how lifelike are each of the following drawings of an elephant? If I asked this question to a room full of people, I’d probably get a wide range of answers for each elephant. Maybe you think elephant A’s a 2 but the person […]
MYP students bring the community together to help ensure children can continue to learn and play after multiple natural disasters sweep through the USA “I sat in shock. Glued to the television watching what was happening as Hurricane Harvey hit the southeastern coast of the USA. My heart was bleeding for these people. We had […]
They take to the stage to showcase their personal projects, service learning ideas and more Middle Years Programme (MYP) students at The International Academy-Amman, in Jordan, produce so much inspiring work for it to go unnoticed. That’s why MYP coordinator Nadia Abdallah created MYP Day, an event dedicated to celebrating their work. The event, which was […]
In this article you will learn how to use the Responsive Classroom practice of morning meetings in the primary years programme class.
Proudly telling the world about our educators in our 50th anniversary year As the IB celebrates its 50th anniversary, IB World magazine speaks to Chancellor Stephen Spahn, who shares the same milestone, about how an innovative mindset is key to a school’s success The average tenure for head of school is four years, but Stephen […]
Family ‘Cultural Day’ engages the IB learner profile and demonstrates intercultural understanding and respect Charter Oak International Academy, in West Hartford, Connecticut, is a highly diverse school community. Families speak 20 different mother tongue languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Nepali, Portuguese and Vietnamese. To celebrate this diversity, the school hosts an annual Cultural Day Celebration […]
“A jack of all trades, but a master of none,” proves to be a helpful statement instead of a belittling one in this article from Gita Ekaputri. The IB alum talks about how everything you learn can apply to anything in real life.
This article demonstrates how the development of thinking skills can help build a bridge between subjects such as physical education and social studies. Through a contemporary dance approach, the author supports students’ creativity and leads them to express their understanding of the unit ‘Sharing the planet’ in a meaningful way.
Topics surrounding human rights and equality can be thorny, but educators can use societal issues to create meaningful dialogue with students and enhance learning as PYP Teachers Kirsten Fournier, Kerri Irwin and Vivien Rosa-Vaccarelli tell IB World magazine Race, gender and faith—there are not many more social justice topics that can elicit unease and uncertainty […]
Could a motto ignite your drive to learn? IB alum Ocie Grimsley talks about her inspiration to better herself and the motivation she received from her family to never stop learning.
Students share their life experiences in a ‘human library’ event, which inspired and motivated classmates You can learn a lot from a book, but you can learn even more by hearing those stories first hand. That’s why IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) students at Oakridge International School, in Hyderabad, India, created a ‘human library’. A […]
DP duo gets whole school involved to design and produce 60 dog toys for a local refuge Dog lovers and IB Diploma Programme (DP) students from PLC Perth, in Australia, decided to put their creativity skills to use for Shenton Park Dog Refuge Home. Ava Gajdatsy and Sophia Gawan-Taylor designed and made three different dog […]
Cross-county collaborations raise awareness of children’s rights, as students encourage everyone to play an active role in creating a better future for children From acting as principal for a day at Nord Anglia International School, Shanghai, to debating and discussing solutions for world population growth at the British International School, Houston, USA, students helped spread the […]
How can students effectively develop their own learning pathway through questioning? Read about PYP students who wanted more ownership of their learning: to design their own inquiry. This is a case study of how one year 6 class applied a questioning process to lead their own learning.