Category Archives: Education

Great IB Teachers

First of all I’d like to thank those of you who have already given me some names of great IB teachers. If you’d like to add a nomination, please do that here. #IBGreat? I’m on the lookout for some of the … Continue reading

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How to Make Stress Work for You

This is a guest post written by a very old friend of mine, Phil Meehan. Phil is a professional counsellor, with his own practice in Singapore. Among other things, he helps teenagers deal with stress. I told Phil I’ve been … Continue reading

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8 Aspects of Successful Teaching

A new teaching year has started, so we teachers are coming back to work full of energy, enthusiasm and new ideas. So this is a post for teachers. Two years ago I read some research which forced me to change … Continue reading

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Differentiation: What Students Needs to Know

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. -Dr. Seuss   Differentiation (diff-er-EN-she-AISH-en) is something every student should understand. It’s a powerful concept. In short it is … Continue reading

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How to Reflect on Community, Action and Service Activities

As you do your IB Community, Action and Service activities you’ll need to reflect on your learning. This serves as evidence of all that you have accomplished, but it also helps you to make sure you are learning as much as … Continue reading

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The Straight A Students Time Management Secret

This is your lucky day. You are finally going to find out the secret time-management weapon which has only been known to a few wildly successful students. Until now. (WARNING: Do not read this unless you are prepared for incredible … Continue reading

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Evaluation in Business

Sometimes (normally in 8-mark questions) you will be asked to evaluate. This is about going beyond the insights you have made from doing your analysis (your Dr Tests). But let’s make sure you are clear on the difference between analysis … Continue reading

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The Innovation Gap in Public Schools

There may be two main functions of an educational system. One is about having a certain set of skills: the ability to multiply or list uses for a paper clip. The other function is about developing members of a society, … Continue reading

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