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New to networking? Use LinkedIn to maximize the student experience

You might be thinking that LinkedIn is just a networking site for business professionals and top-level executives, right? Not quite! With LinkedIn, students can customize their profile to develop a live resume, explore potential internships, and connect with professionals. Perhaps you’re interested in creating your own LinkedIn or maybe you’re looking to polish your profile. Regardless of your networking expertise, […]


How can we help refugees in their time of crisis?

By David Hawley My uncle, a primary school principal, inspired me to become a teacher. I recall a story that he shared with me about one of his teachers and what she did when a bird started building a nest on the windowsill of his classroom. The teacher promptly found a way to change her lesson […]


“This is big, it’s something innovative” – new video shows enthusiasm for MYP eAssessment

In preparation for the full launch of MYP eAssessment in 2016, the new on-screen examinations were piloted with 68 IB World Schools and over 2,000 students earlier in 2015. IB World Schools in China, Jordan, Spain, USA and Canada took the additional step—as pioneers and ambassadors for MYP eAssessment—of contributing to a new video about the experience. […]


Challenging courses, not SAT prep, will produce better outcomes

This engaging and thought-provoking article was recently written by Cindy Harcum, Principle at Baltimore City College and published by The Baltimore Sun on 8 September 2015. Asheesh Misra—the IB’s Programme Manager for the ‘Bridging the Equity Gap’ project in the US—was compelled to share the story with the IB community as part of the E2 Excellence and Equity […]

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Taking action to address exclusion and marginalization

By Jayne Pletser I arrived home from the 2015 Inclusive and supportive education congress (ISEC) in Lisbon, feeling energised with new knowledge and proud to have represented the IB at such an important forum for the discussion of all things “inclusion.” The congress concluded with the issuing of The Lisbon Educational Equity Statement, July 2015 (LEES, […]

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What makes a dynamic workshop experience?

By Sol Perez Sol gives some insight into the IB workshop experience. Face-to-face workshops are a great opportunity, not only for teachers new to the IB, but also for more experienced teachers as they are able to share what they have learned and discover tips and secrets to help their students ace their exams. Sol […]

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IB World Schools turn Egypt ‘green’ and San Diego ‘brown’

Two schools tell IB World magazine about what they’re doing to help the environment and protect the planet San Diego, US Pacific Beach Middle School students in San Diego were inspired by 2015’s Global Youth Service Day to create a number of environmental projects. MYP student Chloe Pardo launched a webpage and social media pages, […]