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Does personality trump intelligence?

What can guarantee academic success? This is a question that students, teachers and parents have been asking for years, but the answer remains inconclusive. Many studies have examined the multiple factors that could be considered, but mainly focusing on intelligence levels. Latest research takes a different approach that teachers may want to consider. Any teacher […]

Everything you need to know about the 2015 IB World Student Conferences

The IB World Student Conferences are coming up this July and August. They are open to all IB students world-wide at two locations, the University of Rochester and La Salle Campus Barcelona-Ramon Llull University. You will find everything you need to know about the conferences below. University of Rochester What if clean water could reach millions […]

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Why every school should care about inclusive education

Jayne Pletser, Curriculum Manager for inclusive education, and Kala Parasuram, Assessment access and Inclusion Manager at the IB, talk to Sophie-Marie Odum about how schools can help remove barriers to learning The IB believes that an inclusive education is something every IB World School should embrace and work towards. Students should be prepared to exercise […]

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US school embraces experiential learning with spoken word artist

As part of the new focus on approaches to teaching and learning, Riverview Highschool in Sarasota, Florida, USA embraced experiential learning with the help of a spoken word artist, Cedric Hameed. As the school’s artist-in-residence, Cedric worked with the Theory of knowledge (TOK) instructional team to craft a comprehensive and integrated approach to TOK and […]

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Why the arts matter in schools

If we want our children to do better academically and socially studying the arts could be the key to success. By ignoring arts education, we could be jeopardizing young people’s opportunities to achieve and to be creative participants in the 21st century.

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How would you value feedback on curriculum documents you write?

The Bethesda Global Centre reverberated with high energy during Nov. 12-14, the result of gathering 20 educators to participate in a three-day training session designed to develop a team of reviewers to support the new Building Quality Curriculum service, currently running in trials in 21 schools. The group arrived in Bethesda ready and eager to […]