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Steve Box is the team leader 4-6 and the Grade 5 teacher at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia.

It comes from inside me

Steve Box, the team leader 4-6 and the Grade 5 teacher at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia, reveals how the reflective process can be the most valuable aspect of self-directed inquiry.

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You can take that question to the bank!

Coming up with good questions for preparatory or mock exams can be a challenging chore at times. But console yourself that even the most cunning men have struggled with seemingly simple questions. “Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration” – Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1903

Shannon O’Dwyer, Language Coordinator and Optimal Learning Teacher at Beijing BISS International School

A concept-driven learning

This post is an excerpt from a post entitled “Don’t lock me into 8 key concepts” by Shannon O’Dwyer. The full post explains concepts in a nutshell and why concept-driven teaching is both easy and hard. This excerpt provides an insight into how teachers can make it happen.

Marcie Lewis, Grade 4 PYP teacher at Ridley College, Canada

Maps and infographics to provoke inquiry

“As an inquiry-based teacher, I am always searching for new strategies and ideas to provoke and engage my students in their own inquiries. One of the latest strategies that I have found effective is the use of maps and infographics as a way to engage students in questioning and searching for a deeper meaning. For […]

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IB World Magazine: March 2014

Inside this edition: Razia Jan: Improving the lives of girls in Afghanistan • 21st Century Assessment • Vocations in Action • Science’s Secrets Revealed • Beyond the Desk • IBCC • Dr. Abiodun Williams • PYP Review

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Danike de Jager completes CAS in Botswana

Thanks to the work of students like Danike de Jager, the Westwood International School in Botswana has made rhino conservation and working with underprivileged youth into sustainable school projects. DP students team up with their peers at the International School in Stockholm working collaboratively to create awareness of the importance of rhino conservation and raise […]

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Scotch College of Perth embraces its Scottish heritage

When asked to describe the culture at Scotch College in Perth, Western Australia, Headmaster Dr Alec O’Connell says that the College, founded in 1897, embodies a culture of leadership and innovation while honouring the Scottish traditions of its founders. The key strategic driver is to develop boys of character with a strong self-understanding, a passion […]

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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 […]