Learning for Life

by Suzanne Lloyd Influences on my perspectives I left the IB community as a member of the MYP curriculum staff nearly seven years ago when the department relocated to The Hague. Around this time, I qualified to teach English to adults, which I have since…

The Problem with Grit

By Lance King Grit (as defined by Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania as the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals) does not now appear to be the robust predictor of academic success previously claimed by its current promoter….

Skill Based Learning for a Career

By Becky McCauley How do you teach a skill? In my opinion you probably don’t. Well, at least not in the conventional sense.  Developing skills is a different process altogether. It’s a lot more like planting seeds. You provide the right growing conditions, add food…