Marie Vivas is the IB Americas Senior Development Manager. She has overall responsibility for university recognition in the Americas region, working closely with admissions professionals counseling university bound students. This is a hot topic for colleagues who work with IB students around the world. Here in the IB office we have been fielding questions from […]
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Celebrate the future 2018 graduating class on May 1st for College Signing Day! The Reach Higher initiative, led by former first lady Michelle Obama, uses this time to feature short videos of students to celebrate College Signing Day. Check out last year’s participation! Help us once again support her campaign by creating your own IB […]
Rachelle Bernadel is the IB’s University Relations Administrator at the IB Global Centre in Bethesda, MD, USA. She is also an IB graduate of Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Maryland. As we wind down from conference season, I love reflecting on how so many educators come to these events excited with a thirst for knowledge […]
Rachelle Bernadel is the IB’s University Relations Administrator at the IB Global Centre in Bethesda, MD, USA. She is also an IB graduate of Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Maryland. Happy New Year everyone! It has been a while since I last posted and there is so much I want to catch you up on! […]
Every student has different start point, a different level of knowledge or skill they bring to the table. But if there are platforms for scaffolding to occur along the way, any student can be successful in the program. High expectations must be placed on all students and their ability to thrive. As educators we must […]
Anna’s experience as a 2013 alumnus may help your students stay sane traversing the college admissions process, especially during the holiday season. Finding a balance between enjoying time off from school or work while keeping in perspective that college applications, Extended Essay and TOK writing all may be looming over a student’s head can be […]
With so much weight riding on the counselor recommendation component of an application submission, it can be stressful to know exactly what to write.
When a student comes into your office afraid of how the IB will “fit” into their futures. As they wrestle with paycheck over passion, remind them of these things. Coming from both the liberal arts and IB world, they will not regret it.
During the summer before freshman year, it is important for students to think about ways to be self advocates. How can they best showcase that the IB program has molded them into this type of learner? Here are a few tips that former IB students can take with them into their first year of college