This article illustrates how a year 1 teacher supports students with unpacking a central idea under the transdisciplinary theme How we organize ourselves and how the student took the action.
By Stuart Crouch Ways in which librarians and teachers can collaborate across the IB continuum of education I have been a teacher for 25 years and a school librarian for more than 16 of those. At the start of my career it seemed like doom and gloom for school libraries; all resources would soon be online, […]
SRI International recently published research entitled National Trends for Low-Income Students 2008-2014 that examines the impact of an IB education on post-secondary success for low-income students in the US. SRI is an American non-profit research institute in California and received funding from the IB’s Bridging the Equity Gap Project to conduct the study. The research findings […]
By Sandeepa Chavan Let the path on which children tread be full of joy, curiosity and learning. Let not the elders force the route, for children can make their own. Anoushka, my first child, was a creative little thing. She was allowed to scribble on the walls of my house which she did gleefully, drawing all […]
The community project encourages students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. As Middle Years Programme (MYP) educators implement the project, here’s some educator feedback on how it can make a difference to students, teachers, schools and communities. “From the moment [the MYP community project] was introduced, the […]
2016 marks the beginning of an exciting new way of evaluating student development. For the first time, the whole community of schools offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) will take part in a globally standardized assessment. MYP schools will take part in one or both of the following: All schools with MYP students in Year […]
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the US celebrated their 130th annual conference in November 2015. IB Director General, Dr Siva Kumari, was honoured to attend the event and joined a veritable “who’s who” of speakers from the world of education. We have taken some excerpts from Siva’s keynote speech—Intercultural Competence: […]
Based on an example from grade 5 How we organize ourselves unit of inquiry, a visual arts teacher describes how she and music teachers collaborate on assessment strategies tools.
The IB Assessment Division has the challenge of meeting the demands of both modern educational technologies and the growing numbers of Diploma Programme candidates worldwide while maintaining the quality of the Diploma Programme’s assessment standards. In terms of growth, we can use Ecuador as an example of the kind of growth that we need to […]
IB World Magazine investigates the importance of the ‘last five minutes’ in class, and finds out how you can make the most of this time
This article shows fifth graders reflecting on learning experiences during their first unit of inquiry of the school year, How we express ourselves.
By Neil Bunting One of the attributes of the IB Learner Profile is ‘caring’ with a focus on empathy, respect and compassion, plus a commitment to service and making a positive difference to others. Compassion and humility are caring characteristics expected of an IB learner and aligned with the belief that students studying an IB […]
This article illustrates differentiated instruction and assessment for a PYP exhibition.
Does your classroom encourage creativity, or stifle it? IB World magazine investigates how a student’s environment affects their learning
In the second article in a series discussing bullying, IB World magazine looks at how student-led strategies are helping IB World Schools raise empathy and tackle bullying