In 2014, the IB introduced the new global politics course and invited Max Kirsch, pilot global politics examiner, to tell us why it is such and important and dynamic subject. In this second part of the interview, Max tells us more about the nature of the new course. Max Kirsch is Professor of Anthropology and UNESCO […]
Stan Burgoyne is the IB’s Global Head of MYP Professional Development and began his career in education teaching English and theatre in the San Francisco Bay area, California. He later moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was a teacher and coordinator for the Diploma and Middle Years Programmes in a public school system. […]
This article describes the preparations, planning process and reflections on student-led conferences.
Alumnus Bao “Terry” Cao writes in from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to share how his Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) project at the Australian International School opened the door to a lifelong pursuit – coaching youth football and soccer.
Kayla Morton, 2013 IB graduate from Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Florida, has taken this love of language to new and interesting lengths. Having studied French as her Language B in high school, she chose to take Arabic at Duke University where she is a junior, and to spend her summer in Amman, Jordan.
Guru charan kumar and Bhagirathy Jhingran are Diploma Programme (DP) teachers at Pathways World School in Delhi, India. They teach environmental systems and societies (ESS) and geography, respectively. In December 2014, they took a group of 20 DP students on a field expedition to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (A&N islands). Here they tell us […]
This is the second of a two-part article about integrating technology in the PYP learning environment in upper elementary. The first part illustrated some samples of a piloted iPad programme in MEF International School in Turkey.
Approximately 45% of children under the age of 18 in the United States are from low-income families. Furthermore, the percentage of children living in poverty appears to be on the rise1. With this growing number of low-income students, it is critical that US educational programs make targeted efforts to ensure that low-income students are provided with […]
The IB Diploma Programme, coupled with his innate talent, enabled 17-year old Daniel Gómez to become one of the youngest and most innovative entrepreneurs in Mexico, patenting biodiesel fuel. Education is one of the most important issues in Mexico, and is fundamental to the progress and success of its young people. Daniel Gómez Íñiguez, a high […]
Sharing ideas, a supportive network and positive environment are just some of the benefits of a collaborative school culture. IB World magazine speaks to teachers about how working together has transformed their classrooms
Sonia Montejano is a 2012 IB alumni from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, TX, USA. Now in her 4th year studying Political Science at The University of Texas at Austin, Sonia tells us about her semester abroad. I’ve always been fascinated by foreign cultures and languages and completing the Diploma Programme only reinforced […]
This engaging and thought-provoking article was recently written by Colin Pierce, a Language arts teacher and IB Diploma Programme Coordinator at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle. It was published by PBS.org in their Teachers’ Lounge on 25 June 2015. Asheesh Misra—the IB’s Programme Manager for the ‘Bridging the Equity Gap’ project in the US—was […]
This article is available in Turkish and English. This is the first of a two-part article which illustrates how a PYP school in Turkey piloted a one-to-one BYOD (bring your own device) using iPads in upper elementary.
Last month, IB World magazine spoke to teachers about how they maintain a healthy work-life balance. Now, we’ve asked IB Diploma Programme students how they divide their time between studies and a social life…
This article narrates how a school implemented the six Edward de Bono Thinking Hats as an effective tool to develop thinking skills from early years to grade 8.