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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join two PYP educators as they join a language and learning working group to create teacher support materials, and have their ‘aha’ moment…
We are already three months into the year and we can hardly believe how quickly time is passing by. Of course, time brings new experiences and new learning. We have just released a great new resource which will please many teachers and coordinators: The Examination paper and markscheme pack for November 2013.
The International School of Turin – ACAT (IST) was originally founded by a group of managers from local American companies as the American Cultural Association of Turin (ACAT). It has offered the IB Diploma Programme for over 20 years and received certification as an official “ECO School” in December 2013.
Shane Ross is a PYP teacher at Gyeonggi Suwon International School in South Korea. The school is one of two schools in Korea that offer the IB Continuum. He says, “In my first year, amazing teachers supported me and I learned so much from them. We definitely have a collaborative environment so I am continually […]
Briley Rossiter, an MYP student, published an illustrated children’s book at the age of 11. The story was inspired by true events, capturing the loving relationship between herself and her sister Ainsley suffering from Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy.
“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 […]
Harry H. McFaul, Director of Education at Greensprings School in Lagos, Nigeria, talks about how the IB programme is having a positive impact on other students in the rest of the school, particularly with regard to social responsibility.
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 […]
The international publication TES (Times Educational supplement) is interested in contributions from IB teachers around the world. They are seeking essays focusing on the topics of “My Best Lessons” and “How I Teach.”
With the support of her IB coordinator and a local librarian, Yuanling Yuan, a 2012 IB Diploma graduate from Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, North York, Canada, turned her Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project into an international volunteer organization called Chess in the Library.
New research conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong sheds light on the university destinations and ‘readiness’ of students who graduated from IB World Schools in China. More than 61% of the cohort chose to attend a university in North America; 51% of the graduates selected a university in the […]
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.