Blog posts

Quick introductions to the IB 7 December 2018

When I facilitate IB workshops for school leaders (administrators) and pedagogical leaders (e.g. on approaches to teaching and learning) I am often asked for succinct summaries of the big philosophical... more

TOK - a curious subject 29 November 2018

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a curious subject. It is at the heart of the IB Diploma Programme, but do teachers really understand what it is about and why it is so important?This page provides a quick... more

This Generation 25 November 2018

This blog merely captures two videos I came across recently. Recently I have written blogs about the challenges of the complexity and fast changing nature of our times. However, we should never forget... more

Are you willing to be disturbed? 22 November 2018

In 2002 Margaret Wheatley wrote an essay called “Willing to be Disturbed.” It was first published as a commentary on how confusing the world seemed to be post 9/11. However, I think it offers us,... more

A trip to China 18 November 2018

I am returning from a three-day trip to China, a guest of an educational group based in Shanghai who are committed to providing high-quality international education service for Chinese students, who will... more

What do you believe about learners? 7 November 2018

Our first, and it could be argued our main, job is to engage students in the learning process. Afterall, it is all about their learning and not specifically about our teaching.Engagement is about helping... more

A trip to the US 26 October 2018

I have just returned from the United States where I have been co-facilitating leadership workshops. I was last there a year ago and things have definitely changed in this time. On this visit it is hard... more

What's on this website? 18 October 2018

As author I have access to a dashboard showing me which are the ‘hot pages’ – pages on the website that are being continually revisited. It will not be a surprise to you or I that these are IB specific... more

Are you a modern educational leader? 15 October 2018

8 attributes of modern school leaders “A new breed of educational leader is emerging from all parts of the globe. It’s a leader that fully understands the fundamental challenges to traditional teaching... more

IB Global Conference 11 October 2018

This is a brilliant time to be a learner. Today we have access to so much information, so much knowledge, so many people, so many technologies. There may never have been a better time to be a learner... more