This article narrates how a school implemented the six Edward de Bono Thinking Hats as an effective tool to develop thinking skills from early years to grade 8.
IB World magazine asks teachers how they encourage students to become confident in taking risks and students share how this has helped them develop lifelong skills
This article describes the effectiveness of using the game Minecraft in a unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme: How we organize ourselves.
Jacquiline Pascual has taught IB Spanish B at Brent International School, Subic, in the Philippines since 2009 and has been an IB examiner since 2013. Jacquiline wrote to us saying: “For the past two years I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach a group of exceptionally talented individuals”. Here, she shares a part of their learning journey. I […]
More and more teachers are talking about it, but how can you help students become creative? IB World magazine asks educators for their tried-and-tested methods
This article shares how a PYP school explored Grade 5 students choosing their own transdisciplinary theme for the exhibition.
This blog post was written by Mark Beach, Principal of Discovery College in Hong Kong. It was originally published in the school’s online magazine. International mindedness is a central part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, and an integral part of what we aim to embody at Discovery College (DC). Indeed, each person at the College, […]
This article illustrates how fifth grade students approached the PYP exhibition under the transdisciplinary theme Sharing the planet and commenced a campaign called F.O.O.D. (Food Out Of Dustbin) to address a global hunger issue.
This article is available in Spanish and English. A PYP teacher and coordinator illustrates how digital learning portfolios are used in their school: by collecting evidence of how each learner is developing conceptual understandings, skills, attitudes and a desire to act, along with the acquisition of knowledge.
This is the last of a two-part article about integrating technology into the curriculum. The first part explains how a flexible schedule might look like in a school.
This is the first of a two-part article about integrating technology into the curriculum.
This is the first of a two-part article about integrating technology into the curriculum. As EdTech specialists, our role within the PYP is to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum. In many schools, this means fitting these into weekly scheduled lab sessions and this can be frustrating. The students often do not finish projects during […]
As a research-driven organization, the IB invests in research to underpin, inform and enhance the development of IB programmes. The IB Global Research department aims to help teachers, administrators and schools make the most of this valuable resource to provide the best possible education and opportunities for students. What kind of research is available […]
This article is available in English and Arabic. As teachers: what we are doing to ensure that student-centered classrooms, where students are independent and empowered to make choices in their learning experiences, is happening in our classrooms? How can we engage the students in the planning of the units?
Mindfulness educator and IB parent, Kevin Hawkins, explains the benefits of mindful techniques during stressful exam season. My third (and final) child is about to sit the IB Diploma exams so, as a parent, I understand a fair bit about the stresses and strains of high stakes testing. As an educator, I …