If you are interested in David Ripley visiting your school to work with teachers and/or students, please contact us.
The vacation home exchange service for the IB community.
Feel at home when you travel the world.
Boo!Words 10 January 2013
In the blog Magic Words, I discussed the way that the phrase 'right to decide' was being used in Catalan politics, and suggested that there are words and phrases which are automatically Good - while... more
Handbook of Procedures 2013 12 December 2012
I have discovered that the Handbook of Procedures 2013 is available now on the OCC. This is important because it gives up-to-date, definitive instructions about important aspects of the assessment process... more
Opening up the site 10 December 2012
I am launching a new feature of this site: 'Guest Pages' - which means individual pages written by teachers who have something interesting to say about particular topics. The first page, by Phillip... more
Moses, fallen 27 November 2012
I can't resist showing the image above, which comes from the front page of today's El Periodico de Catalunya, probably the most skilled newspaper published in Barcelona. As you can see (just about... more
Promised Land 13 November 2012
The Catalan 'independence' election is hotting up, and is becoming more and more centred on the figure of Artur Mas, president of the Generalitat, who called the election of November 25th in order to... more
P2 Project, reviewed 15 October 2012
You may have noticed, under 'What's New?' above, the page Paper 2 Project. This is the headline page for the biggest single upload that I've done so far - 9 full pages, amounting to some 13,250 words,... more
Magic Words 2 October 2012
Some of you, reading this around the world, will have seen news reports of a massive demonstration in Barcelona, in favour of independence for Catalonia. This is significant news because it could... more
Duende 18 September 2012
To Bilbao to see the Hockney exhibition at the Guggenheim. Driving there, we stopped for the night in Torla, a beautiful little town at the very end of a Pyrenees valley, surrounded by vast peaks of... more
Re-building the site 10 September 2012
The summer is ending, temperatures are dropping back to the comfortable, and it's time for re-building the site. Websites are not like books in that they are never completed. This has the disadvantage... more