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Preparing the next generation of successful sports stars

By Anne Louise Williams Helping student-athletes balance their sport and education commitments is the goal of  the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) and their sports pilot project with the IB Should young athletes have to choose between continuing education and playing sport at a high level? This is certainly not the case for Thomas Brown, […]

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Parent perspective: eye awakening math experience

Kyoto International School (KIS) parent Sarah Son contrasts her own experience learning mathematics with the way her kids are now encouraged to claim ownership of their learning in the Primary Years Programme (PYP). by Sarah Son Approximately 37 years ago, I started learning math in a very traditional way. Like other subjects at the time, […]

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11 tips for teachers to foster academic honesty

As thousands of students and teachers worldwide prepare for their exams, here are some tips to support academic integrity, prevent plagiarism and ensure that students can take great pride in knowing that the work they complete is their own. 1. Nurture the ten attributes of the IB learner profile. They are the foundation for your […]

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Award-winning ‘tech girl’ superheroes

PYP trio win international competition for an app idea that helps people find shelter during a disaster Isabel Haupt and her family were affected by the 7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura, New Zealand, late last year, even though they live over 150 miles away in Wellington. She saw firsthand how residents could be left stranded with […]

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The first month of the DP

What can students expect when they sit down in an IB Diploma Programme (DP) classroom? These four activities stretch across subject groups and will likely define the classroom experience in the early weeks of the DP.

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Stop. Take a break

‘Wellbeing week’ at an IB World School in Australia offered everyone a chance to slow down, mindfully participate in community activities and build relationships