In this blog, we spoke with David Cole, Principal of The British International School, Ukraine. David reflected on the school’s response to the recent invasion in Ukraine and the resilience of the school’s community.
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Social Emotional Learning (SEL): The powerful impact of emotional intelligence
This article shares the effectiveness of including wellbeing as a part of virtual learning and how it enhances the social skills of the learners.
How hot dogs sparked a conversation about anti-racism
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.
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.
“Don’t let underrepresentation discourage you”: Discovering the value of STEM with Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann
In this Q&A session, we asked IB DP alumna, Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, a few questions about her career in engineering and her time completing the Diploma Programme (DP).
Resilience, resourcefulness, and resistance in the face of war: “Nothing would get in the way of our students’ education”
In January 2022, a full-scale Russian invasion into Ukraine was a very real threat. Rachel Caldwell, School Director of Pechersk School International shares the resilience of the school community.
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.
Meet the talented young people studying with the first fully online Diploma Programme
Until March 2022, it was not possible for students to study the entire Diploma Programme online. Hear from just a few of the students from Dwight Global Online School who are learning with the IB in this new innovative way.
Meet the talented students making the most of the first fully online Diploma Programme
Until March 2022, it was not possible for students to study the entire Diploma Programme online. Hear from just a few of the students from King’s InterHigh who are learning with the IB in this new innovative way.
Promoting student agency and classroom collaboration through formative assessment
Earlier this year a study led by the IB and Harding High School was selected by HundrED as one of the most impactful education innovations in formative assessments in the HundrED Spotlight “Formative Assessment: Improving Learning for Every Child”. Read more in this blog.
African students’ reflections on peace
This blog shares thought-provoking remarks about peace from African students who took part in a competition called “Peace You Have My Word”.
Living the IB Learner Profile: one school’s commitment to Ukrainian refugees in Poland
Rebecca Pohl, High school counsellor, at American School of Warsaw shares her school’s inspiring efforts to fundraise and help Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
Leveraging academic learning to create sustainable communities through a whole school approach to service as action
Nick Nwolisa, Middle Years Programme (MYP) teacher at The International School of Azerbaijan (TISA), shares his experiences with integrating service as action within his school.
Fostering creativity and curiosity in IB classrooms
In 2020, the International Baccalaureate (IB), together with the Jacobs Foundation, the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (OUCEA) and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), embarked on a journey to explore the skills of creativity and curiosity across all four IB programmes.