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What are the challenges for teaching language in today’s schools?

This article is the third of three parts focusing on the CP language development review. The IB has been working closely with thought leader and chair of the ECIS MLIE (Multilingual Learning in International Education) special interest group, Susan Stewart. In a series of three articles for the IB, she shares with us her insights in […]

How does language learning contribute to whole child development and readiness for transitions after compulsory education?

This article is the second of three parts focusing on the CP language development review. The IB has been working closely with thought leader and chair of the ECIS MLIE (Multilingual Learning in International Education) special interest group, Susan Stewart. In a series of three articles for the IB, she shares with us her insights […]

What are the most influential ideas on language learning at present?

As the Career-related Programme (CP) language development review moves into its design phase, the IB has been working closely with thought leader and chair of the ECIS MLIE (Multilingual Learning in International Education) special interest group, Susan Stewart. In a series of three articles for the IB, she shares with us her insights in areas […]

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How to help us help you track payments to the IB

By Kevin House One area where we are working to provide greater help to schools is managing payments to the IB. We’ve outlined three simple steps you can take. 1. Make sure your My School data is up to date and accurate – we can better serve you if we have the right information about your school’s […]

Letter for heads from the Chair of the IB Heads Council

Dear Head of IB World School, I am writing to thank you for responding generously to the Heads Standing Association constitutional changes sent in January 2017. All of your responses were discussed at our most recent Heads Council meeting conducted in March 2017 and the changes were unanimously approved and then ratified at the IB […]

Heads Council Appointment Process

  The selection committee will identify the characteristics needed in those appointed to ensure that the HC will be well-balanced and have strategically defined diversity to serve the needs of the HSA and DG. The list of candidates should provide, as far as possible, a fair and adequate representation of geographical regions, their cultures and […]

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Postcards to the DG at the 2016 IB Global Conference in Toronto, Canada

In this last instalment of your Postcards to the DG, we share questions submitted at the 2016 IB Global Conference in Toronto, Canada, together with the responses from IB Director General Dr Siva Kumari. You can also refer to the first and second instalment of Postcards to the DG from IB heads of schools here and here, […]

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IBWS blog: Re-organizing ourselves to serve schools better

Updated 29 November 2017 We have been re-organizing ourselves in 2017 to provide a higher level of service to IB World Schools by creating the IB World Schools (IBWS) department. We all share a commitment to values-based international education, and we know that no two schools are the same. So we are working to systematically help […]

Welcome to the IB: A checklist for incoming heads of school

We are delighted to welcome you to our IB community and have put together a checklist for new heads of IB World Schools to get you started.   This person provides pedagogical leadership for your IB programme/s. She/he serves as the intermediary between the IB and your school community. It is the coordinator’s responsibility to […]

Strategic initiative to better serve the needs of IB World Schools

As part of our strategic goal to give excellent service to the IB community we are refocusing on serving the needs of IB World Schools to strengthen our engagement with you post-authorization. We aim to resolve your issues faster and understand your needs better – as international schools, state-supported schools, or to address the particular […]

Your postcards to the DG from the Asia Pacific Conference

In this latest instalment of your Postcards to the DG, we share questions submitted during the IB Asia Pacific Conference in Hyderabad, together with the responses from IB Director General Dr Siva Kumari. You can also refer to the first instalment of Postcards to the DG here, as well as the recently published Chief Examiner postcards to the DG here. Click on […]

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Why choose an IB school?

By Dianne Drew, originally published by www.dwight.edu Can you picture a classroom where students are hunched over their desks, busy writing in notebooks as their teacher dictates from the front of the room? Can you imagine reading a textbook chapter, trying to memorize the facts at night, and then regurgitating them the next day for a […]