Blog posts

April Update 25 April 2019

Since January I have been working with IB Global to help them prepare for the launch of the new Standards and Practices (S&Ps) that come into effect next year (2020).My role as one of two lead developers... more

Put LEARNING centre stage 19 April 2019

"If we want our students to actually learn the facts and concepts and ideas we’re trying to teach them, they have to experience those things in some way that rises above abstract words on paper. They... more

May Exams - Tips for revision 7 April 2019

Help your students get ready for the IB Final May Exams which start this year on 2 May and run until 24 May 2019.Here we provide a strategy (Plan, Prepare, Perform), top tips (from IB alumni), and blogs... more

TOK Essays May 2019 4 April 2019

This is a blog to signpost a great website you may not have come across - great for TOK Coordinators.ToKTutor provides "Theory of Knowledge help for TOK Essay & TOK Presentation needs for IB TOK students... more

An African Inquiry 31 March 2019

Inquiry is at the heart of putting students in the driving seat of their own learning and developing their agency over their learning.. 'Inquirers' is one of the attribuites of the IB Learner Profile... more

Agency 9 March 2019

I have just returned from chairing a multi-programme IB evaluation visit to the American International School of Mozambique (AISM), a school that prides itself on developing student agency. more

Questions that should be at the heart of each subject 11 February 2019

These questions go to the heart of teaching a subject: what counts as knowledge within each academic discipline and how things become known. What leads to significant learning builds on the answer to... more

A simple idea 31 January 2019

I visited a primary school today that was trying to teach their children metacognitive skills - skills central to the IB approaches to learning.In every classroom there was a visual of 'The Learning Dip'... more

International Mindedness - A competition 7 January 2019

Here's one way you could help develop students' international mindednessAt the heart of the IB mission is the goal of developing young people who can help create ‘a better and more peaceful world through... more

Happy Holidays! 24 December 2018

2018 was a milestone year for the IB: their 50th birthday. If you wish for a very quick introduction to the IB visit their 50th anniversary website HERE. It has a very useful 1 minute 30 second video... more