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CAS in the Time of Coronavirus

CAS in the Time of Coronavirus

By Giovanna Iorio CAS Coordinator at Haileybury College, UK Twitter  @HaileyburyCAS   As of March 26, more than a third of the world’s population is living under some form of lockdown due to coronavirus. More than three billion people in almost 70 countries and...

Riders on the storm – opportunity in adversity.

Riders on the storm – opportunity in adversity.

By Andrew Mitchell Recently in a side project from my day job, I was involved in some conversations (video conferences) with colleagues and friends in China. Our new working arrangement in the Corona enforced reality of 2020.  And we are not alone… Carlos Perotta of...

Interview with Mark Newman

Interview with Mark Newman

Questions for a Physical Educator This is the first year that you are rolling out a new curriculum for your Grade 9 and 10 students. Could you explain a little bit about what you have designed and why you chose to design something yourself? During my 22 years of...

School Highlight: Fairgreen International School in Dubai

School Highlight: Fairgreen International School in Dubai

As a part of a new blog series for Tracker Apps, we will be highlighting some of the schools in the IB world, that are helping their students use creative methods to innovate and problem solve for the future. Our first in this series is Fairgreen International School...

What Do Students Say?

What Do Students Say?

Yes, the Tracker Apps Blog is back after a summer hiatus! For the start of the Fall Term, we are publishing a piece by our own Malcolm Nicolson, where he interviewed two students about their views on school, teaching and relationships with their teachers. We hope it...

Big Ideas Are Better Than Small Ones

Big Ideas Are Better Than Small Ones

For a long time education bothered itself about the detail. Not that it shouldn't, details are important, but it saw them as the purpose of our teaching. Revision for tests requiring the memorization of facts, with the best grades reserved for those with the best...

Service Learning from Multiple Perspectives

Service Learning from Multiple Perspectives

A Practical Guide to Managing Good Intentions By Sally Hirsch, CEO Tracker Apps For many years, I worked in schools in Switzerland that had active service learning programs. We connected with organizations both locally and internationally to see how our students and...

Social and Emotional Skills in Academics

Social and Emotional Skills in Academics

By Kevin Hawkins Mainstream schools, for historical reasons as well as somewhat self-serving societal demands, traditionally focus on cultivating a very limited range of skills and competencies in their students. But if we want to support the growth and maturation of...

Creativity, Activity and Service in Pakistan

Creativity, Activity and Service in Pakistan

By Muzna Akbar The International School in Karachi is the first IB World School in Pakistan yet the apprehensions regarding this “new” system become clear when introducing CAS. The way that the program is run at my school is that we integrate it through DP to PYP....

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