Diploma Programme graduate Rachon Sweiss says, “Failing calculus wasn’t my first or last failure, and even though understanding why I failed came a little too late, the experience fundamentally shifted my mindset and approach to learning.”
The University of Rochester held the very first IB orientation event for incoming first year university students who completed the IB Diploma Programme. Here’s how it worked and why students attended.
Motivation can be hard to find as a student. In this article, Byron Dolon talks about how he struggled with this problem and overcame the obstacles that came with it.
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.
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.
In this addition to the graduate series “Mindful Matters,” IB grad Diana Ton encourages others to live life to the fullest and be willing to be open-minded with the world.
Byron Dolon talks about how one can learn to productively procrastinate with a tactic he calls “ceebs-ing.”
Individual thinking and performance is one of the focuses of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Alumna Ocie Grimsley discusses how the DP helped her find her uniqueness with the help of a childhood friend.
The IB aims to create an environment that is engaging and flexible, with the student at the focus. Nicole Wambui, a DP graduate, used Pamoja, an online server that offers various IB courses for IB students. In this article, she talks about her experiences with Pamoja and how it made her a more prepared university […]
Travelling abroad is an unforgettable experience that is encouraged throughout the International Baccalaureate. Aseel Al-Nasser talks about how the IB’s focus on International mindedness helped her adapt to living in Germany.
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.
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.
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.”
Alumna Lily Li shares resources she used to enhance her learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) while she completed the Diploma Programme at Genforest Secondary School, with many tools just a click, call, or coffee away.
“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.”