The IB is about combining all aspects of life, to prepare students to be life-long learners in the world beyond their school. It’s about not only encouraging students to check multiple boxes, but to connect the boxes, and go beyond them. Students choose their subjects, covering a lot of academic ground, but the IB is […]
Early registration is open for the 2nd annual IB Higher Education Symposium at the University of Hong Kong from October 16-17. The theme of this year’s event, ‘What IB students bring to higher education,’ will continue the discussion around the rigor and college-preparedness of IB students and the benefits to universities welcoming them to their […]
The Good News Letter is a resource created by the University Relations team at the International Baccalaureate. It is sent out every other month to IB counselors, coordinators, and university admissions officers around the world. The Good News Letter highlights universities that we feel have a particularly strong and/or exciting IB recognition policy, offer credit […]
In Parke Muth’s blog post from June 9th he makes some very interesting observations about the perceived value of different curricula, and how students and parents feel tremendous pressure to “up the ante” by taking more A Levels, more APs, more IB Higher Levels. This is a matter that concerns us all, and I ask […]
Last week I was working hand in hand with ASOBITICO, the Association of IB World Schools in Costa Rica. It was quite a hectic week so I was grateful to be in a country with lots of excellent organic coffee to keep me going!!
Congratulations counselors – you and your students have made it through the IB exam period! As your students are saying goodbye to the IB, and many are getting ready for college, it might be a good time to give them some last pieces of advice. Here are some things I wish I had known when […]
It’s time to ask the difficult questions. Why is there such a big achievement gap in education? Who are the higher-achieving students, and who are the lower-achieving students? What do we even mean by “achieving?”
In this busy and stressful time of year for IB students, counselors and coordinators, we thought it would be nice to share some videos that might help to energize you! These videos have not been created by the IB, but here in the office, we thoroughly enjoy them!
One thing I can safely say about the IB staff is that we all enjoy interacting with students. I don’t frequently have that pleasure since my work is mostly supporting schools and universities. However, during the last weekend in April I was invited to take part in the sixth annual IB Atlantic Coast Conference. It […]
As May is beginning, we enter into the often dreaded IB exam season. Students are preparing for a month of exam after exam…Even before exams finish, IB students will be navigating the complex university admissions process, seeking credit and scholarships for their hard work – and looking for your guidance.