We need to teach all students critical thinking skills, and we need to start when they’re young.
Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.
"The IB organizing mission of creating a better and more peaceful world necessarily requires an understanding of society
Born and raised in Yemen, Thana Faroq was granted a scholarship at the age of 16 to finish high school in Canada, where she completed the IB Diploma Programme.
But no matter your choice (individual IB classes vs. the IB diploma programme), every high school student is busy, so how can you start preparing for your one (or more) end-of-year IB exams?
Please watch my interview with Siva Kumari at the IB Heads World Conference in The Hague And excellence in education is about
At the IB Heads World Conference in The Hague, I talked to Peter Senge, the renowned expert on systems, business management and learning, and senior lecturer at MIT.
This month, I continued my conversations with leaders from around the world on today's pressing issues in education -- from the challenges of graduates seeking jobs to the psychological burden of bullying to the Japanese academic community's protests for peace.
In an inter-connected global world, every child should have the opportunity for a high quality international education. Current and future generations will be better prepared if they are "world citizens" that are able to study, live and work internationally.
If we want to transform the K-12 education system to meet the needs and challenges of 21st-century citizenship and leadership, we need to ensure global learning is available for all.
In December, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. These leaders all share a commitment to transforming education at the ground level, so that the poorest and most disadvantaged schools can become sites for development.