Posts tagged with: Curricula

Ask yourself these 5 key questions…

Last week we suggested 5 questions to ask yourself in September. This week we cast the net a little wider, asking us what to consider when we consider teaching in international schools. What questions can guide us to make an informed choice about our career? International schools are seen as reputable institutions offering a high level… Read more »

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Starting with the International Baccalaureate


One of the strongest arguments for developing a career as an international educator – in addition to all the obvious add-on advantages, such as experiencing living in different cultures and climates, broadening your world view, learning new languages and developing international mindedness – is the opportunity to work with the International Baccalaureate programme (IB). The… Read more »

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Teaching in the Seychelles – When a journey leads you by the hand

Teaching in the Seychelles

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” (Ernest Hemingway)

I’ve always been bad at making decisions. What do I want for tea? What shall we watch at the cinema? Which subjects should I take at college?

So when my boyfriend and I were offered a job in the Seychelles I was in a panic.

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Getting the most out of the IB

‘Is teaching in IB World schools different from teaching in government schools?’ is the first question that may arise in the mind of a person about to embark on this journey. The story below is going to suffice your inquisitive mind with a simple answer for this compelling question! No, it is not. It requires open-mindedness to understand and embrace different cultures.

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The IB’s struggle to gain deep roots in the UK state system

The International Baccalaureate has become the dominant choice of curriculum for international schools now. The IB Primary Years Programme is experiencing unprecedented growth as parents demand for their children to undertake an inquiry based learning soars. The uptake of the IB in the US is on the rise, as is the demand for IB education in UK private schools. So, why are the numbers of British state schools offering the IB reducing then?

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