Everybody is different, and while we celebrate and embrace difference, this also means that disagreements can occasionally arise. IB World magazine explores how teachers can help their students make sense of conflict
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An alumna’s journey from Duke to Jordan
Kayla Morton, 2013 IB graduate from Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Florida, has taken this love of language to new and interesting lengths. Having studied French as her Language B in high school, she chose to take Arabic at Duke University where she is a junior, and to spend her summer in Amman, Jordan.
IB graduate blazing a trail in Mexico
The IB Diploma Programme, coupled with his innate talent, enabled 17-year old Daniel Gómez to become one of the youngest and most innovative entrepreneurs in Mexico, patenting biodiesel fuel. Education is one of the most important issues in Mexico, and is fundamental to the progress and success of its young people. Daniel Gómez Íñiguez, a high […]
How Marvin Gaye and Nikki Giovanni help my students discuss racial violence
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year This engaging and thought-provoking article was recently written by Colin Pierce, a Language arts teacher and IB Diploma Programme Coordinator at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle. It was published by PBS.org in their Teachers’ Lounge on 25 June 2015. Asheesh Misra—the IB’s Programme […]
Education in times of crisis
In light of the recent earthquakes in Nepal, students and teachers from the International School Nido de Aguilas and Santiago College, in Chile, reflect on the earthquake that swept the country in 2010. They tell IB World magazine how they managed to provide an education through this uncertain time and pulled together to help rebuild […]
A global citizen: Marina Catena, Director of the World Food Programme
The alumni network speaks with Marina Catena, a graduate of the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy and Director of the World Food Programme in Paris.
Judith Walker’s ingenuity promises health and clean energy
Judith Joan Walker completed the full IB curriculum (PYP, MYP, and DP) in IB World Schools in Thailand, Vietnam and China. She went on to study film and film production in Australia and has now joined forces with her parents and brother to grow their family business; a social entrepreneurial venture, African Clean Energy (ACE).
Luan Vo Nguyen Quang is dedicated to bringing care to those with tuberculosis
Born in Vietnam, raised in Germany, educated in the United States, Luan Vo Nguyen Quang has known from a young age that his life could lead him to any corner of the globe. He is now dedicating his talents to the Friends for International Tuberculosis Relief.
Rohit Pothukuchi aims to crowdsource volunteerism through a new social platform
A graduate of Kodaikanal International School in India, Rohit is on the cusp of launching Verdentum – a nonprofit social network that will connect and empower teachers and students to do good in the world ─ all over the world.
At MIT, IB graduate strives to transform lives through biomedical innovation
“I have always been passionate about science research and the potential for revolutionary change that it can bring. Particularly interesting to me are applications of physics and math concepts to biology to develop better biomedical solutions that would provide new therapies for improving and extending lives.” – Nisarg Shah, 2005 IB DP Graduate, Dhirubhai Ambani […]
Featured student: Yaya Lu’s software invention earns Pride of Australia Medal 2013 State Award for Tasmania
Yaya Lu was awarded the Pride of Australia Medal 2013 State Award for Tasmania to recognise her work in support of quadriplegic assistance. Here, she tells us about the inspiration for her work as well as the innovative software that won her the accolade.
Triple-threat IB grad innovates magazine for med students
Ajay Major, a 2008 IB Diploma graduate from Valparaiso High School, is a second-year medical student at Albany Medical College. He is the founder of in-Training, an online magazine for medical students. As an aspiring physician-journalist, Ajay serves an international community of medical students to address pressing issues physicians face today.
IB graduate, Liam Barrett, applies newly acquired medical skills in Ghana
Now in his second year of medical school, Liam Barrett tells us how his IB career led to medical studies and spending a summer in Ghana applying his medical skills. Liam is a graduate of CTC Kingshurst Academy in Birmingham, UK.
Alumnus: Maggie Doyne, Surkhet, Nepal
Maggie Doyne is 26 years old and has 40 children. They all live together in the Kopila Valley Children’s Home, the orphanage that Doyne founded in Surkhet, Nepal. The children, whose ages run the gamut, attend the school that Doyne also founded. The story of the orphanage and school and the organization behind them—the BlinkNow […]
Seeking to innovate within Education: Alumnus Kwabena Amporful
With the support of Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation, Kwabena Amporful, founder and CEO of the Institute of Teacher Education and Development (INTED), is working to build a professional development culture in schools in Africa; this summer, INTED piloted with 67 participant teachers and school leaders from 14 secondary schools across Ghana.