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Stimulating young inquisitive minds

Kids in general, and IB students in particular, have a natural sense of curiosity and an eagerness to develop new skills. You can help boost this predisposition by further stimulating their longing for inquiry and research. When teaching inquisitive young minds the IB recommends taking a student’s knowledge and individual interests into account. The IB’s […]

Edna Sackson, PYP educator, Teaching and Learning Coordinator at Mount Scopus College, Australia

Concept driven inquiry learning

There is a buzz in the room as 11 year olds sit in groups around large sheets of butcher paper, talking animatedly. I like visiting this classroom, seeing how the two teachers collaborate and the children engage in their learning. Today they are brainstorming the big ideas in Sharing the Planet, one of the transdisciplinary […]

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At MIT, IB graduate strives to transform lives through biomedical innovation

“I have always been passionate about science research and the potential for revolutionary change that it can bring. Particularly interesting to me are applications of physics and math concepts to biology to develop better biomedical solutions that would provide new therapies for improving and extending lives.” – Nisarg Shah, 2005 IB DP Graduate, Dhirubhai Ambani […]

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Hawaiian school parents get inspiration at book club

Parents at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua, Hawaii, joined Lower School Principal Majken Johansson to delve into John Barell’s book Did You Ever Wonder: Fostering Curiosity Here There and Everywhere. Majken tells us all about the group’s experience. Q: What practical advice did the group learn from the book? We discovered lots of practical ideas to use at home […]

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Most popular products of 2013

We had a great year here at the IB and introduced many useful new resources. These five products, listed in random order, were the most popular items with IB teachers and students on our website in 2013.