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From trial to triumph

IB graduate Avery Coffey is using his past to change the future in education in this interview with IB World Magazine. He tells us how he plans to create a start-up to address education inequality for those with limited access to education.

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Creating a dialogue about stress

Eleni Vardaki, IB Diploma Programme graduate-and-educator, sat down with fellow IB grad, Kleio Kartalis, to talk about the three biggest points of stress for IB Diploma Programme students. She offers her own recommendations and encourages schools to create a dialogue on the topic to support student success.

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Stop hearing and start listening

Kristen Leer, a DP graduate, talks about the importance of listening in the real world. She expands on the differences between hearing and listening and encourages others to participate in conversations with the intent to understand rather than to reply.

The milk story

We all have a parental figure who inspires us in some way. In this article, Lachezar Arabadzhiev shares an interesting allegory of spilled milk and the influence of parents on their children.

Gold gilded tongues

IB graduate Ishanee Chanda relays her journey as a writer. She says, “The IB not only teaches you to have opinions, but also how to talk about them. Essays, round table discussions, final presentations; I had been trained for them all.”

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Loving learning

“Going through high school has taught me that the process of learning inherently has value,” says alumnus Byron Dolon, “regardless of the content, learning in an IB environment involves critical thinking and depth of understanding, skills that are invaluable to making informed decisions.”