In February 2020, at the International Baccalaureate’s African Education Festival in Johannesburg, the keynote speaker made a big impact on the IB staff in attendance. In this blog, Rémy Lamon and Wandile Mthiyane explore the impact of representation and community in education settings.
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Removing barriers to learning: A journey to becoming an inclusive community
Lyndsay Gregory from Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) shares the school’s journey to opening their Student Support Centre for children with special educational needs.
Three expert tips for schools embracing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion
Kam Chohan, the Executive Director of ECIS, shares her tips for making change within international schools working towards equal and just practices.
Inclusive education: Student with total vision impairment shares his IB experience
Hear from Arijeet, who graduated in 2022, about the support he received from his school, Bombay International School, and how the IB’s access and inclusion policies impacted his studies.
Lost in translation? Simple steps to follow when planning formative assessments
Recognizing the achievements of the IB’s UoPeople Scholarship award
To combat the global educator shortage and need for almost 69 million new teachers by 2030, IB’s Director General Dr Siva Kumari launched a collaboration with the first non-profit, American-accredited online university, University of the People (UoPeople) to offer educators a cost-free opportunity to build their careers and benefit their communities. Hear three awardees share […]
The power and purpose of HBCUs
Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Ashleigh Fields is a student at Howard University, of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. She offers her thoughts on why she chose this university, the history these prominent institutions, and how her identity has become a part of her university experience. This is her third story […]
Bridging the technological divide during the COVID-19 pandemic
Arc-en-Ciel International School in Togo produced educational programmes for TV as a way to keep learning going during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus),
Redefining what a university education looks like: Q&A with Amelia Peterson
Amelia Peterson, a founding faculty member of the London Interdisciplinary School (LIS) shares how their institution is revolutionizing the university experience.
Elevating the educational journey through social-emotional learning
How can we inspire our students to be more caring citizens? We gathered seven stories that highlight the significance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and how we can incorporate it into our daily routine.
What should a diverse and inclusive classroom look like?
How do you develop inclusion in your classroom? We hear seven perspectives from our community to provoke thought into how we can make our classrooms more diverse.
Combating economic inequality by supporting Black businesses
Diploma Programme (DP) coordinator Dr James Minor explains how supporting Black-owned businesses can bring about real change in the fight against systemic racism.
Recognizing the positive contributions of the African Continent in our curriculum
Feeling frustrated with the lack of inclusivity, Tara van Gastel created ‘Discovering Africa’ for her students to explore the positive contributions of the African continent.
How we incorporated SEL into our curriculum
Primary Years Progamme (PYP) teacher Ranjit Biswas shares why social and emotional learning (SEL) is key to helping students become more caring citizens.
Contributing to student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Delivering interactive and meaningful online classes is no easy task. Primary Years Programme (PYP) coordinator Mahboobeh Hajizadeh shares some useful tips.