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Transition back to school in the Asia-Pacific region (Part II)

IB educators from Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong discuss how they maintain connectivity, resilience, and positivity during virtual learning, and what they will bring with them as they transition back to school.

Transition back to school in the Asia-Pacific region (Part I)

IB educators from Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong discuss how they maintain connectivity, resilience, and positivity during virtual learning, and what they will bring with them as they transition back to school.

Experiencing Grief During COVID-19 with Jacqueline Brown, PhD, NCSP

Jacqueline Brown, PhD, NCSP, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Montana, and the director of the Grief & Resilience Among Youth Research Lab to talks about experiencing grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also gives insight into the various stages of grief and shares advice on how to personally cope with grief, and how to be a support to others.

Leadership and well-being in the Asia-Pacific region

IB educators from three Asia-Pacific based IB World Schools in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, cover school leadership in the current climate, and how schools’ senior leaders can promote well-being in their teaching community.

Français : dans le climat actuel, quels conseils donneriez-vous aux enseignants pour les aider à préserver leur santé mentale et émotionnelle ?

Le métier d’enseignant est exigeant. Dans une année scolaire normale, les enseignants sont déjà confrontés à un niveau de stress élevé au quotidien. En raison des mesures de protection liées à la COVID-19 qui ont été mises en place dans le monde entier, du jour au lendemain, les enseignants ont dû adopter de nouvelles façons de travailler et s’adapter à la situation, que ce soit mentalement, physiquement ou émotionnellement. Alors, que faisons-nous, en pratique, pour nous adapter ? Pour tenter de répondre à cette question, j’ai discuté avec John Kelly, psychologue scolaire dans le district de Commack dans l’État de New York.

Español: ¿Qué consejos les daría a los docentes en estas circunstancias para ayudarlos a gestionar su estrés mental o emocional?

Dedicarse a la enseñanza es un trabajo exigente, y los profesores suelen lidiar con niveles altos de estrés a diario durante un año académico normal. En estos momentos, como resultado de las medidas de protección implementadas en todo el mundo debido a la COVID-19, los docentes han tenido que adoptar una forma de trabajar completamente nueva y adaptarse mentalmente, físicamente y emocionalmente. ¿Pero cómo nos adaptamos? Estuve charlando con el Dr. John Kelly, psicólogo escolar en el distrito escolar de Commack, en Nueva York, para que nos lo explique.

Stress Management During COVID-19 with Dr. John Kelly

Teaching is a demanding job, and teachers already deal with a high level of stress on a daily basis during a normal school year. Now, as a result of protective measures that have been put in place around the globe due to COVID-19, teachers have suddenly needed to move to a completely new way of working and adjust mentally, physically and emotionally. So how do we adjust? In this episode of  IB Voices, school psychologist Dr. John Kelly from the Commack School District in New York gives us some crucial advice.

Encuentra tu propia voz: Marcelo Galán, exalumno del PD y creador de podcast

En el primer podcast de Voces del IB en español, Natalia Tieso, responsable de desarrollo de América Latina, se puso en contacto con el graduado del Programa del Diploma (PD) Marcelo Galán para conocer acerca de su educación en el IB, sus consejos a alumnos del PD y su experiencia universitaria.

Communication in a crisis and the value of the IB educator network (IBEN) in the Asia-Pacific region

IB educators from Hong Kong and Australia discuss COVID-19, their approaches to communication, the value of the IB Educator Network (IBEN), and how teaching remotely has paved the way for successful collaborative planning.

Well-being and transition to online learning during COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region (Part II)

IB educators from Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia gathered for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the current global health crisis and their strategies for a successful response. In this episode they shared their experiences and key learnings for managing teacher and student well-being during the transition to remote and online learning. This is part one of a discussion divided between two episodes.

Well-being and transition to online learning during COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region (Part I)

IB educators from Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia gathered for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the current global health crisis and their strategies for a successful response. In this episode they shared their experiences and key learnings for managing teacher and student well-being during the transition to remote and online learning. This is part one of a discussion divided between two episodes.

Español: Cómo gestionar el entorno de aprendizaje remoto con Dr. Jennifer Chang Wathall

Como resultado de las medidas de distanciamiento social implementadas en todo el mundo debido a la COVID-19, los docentes han tenido que adoptar una forma de trabajar completamente nueva. Para muchos de ellos, eso significa trabajar de forma remota, ya sea usando medios en línea asincrónicos o sincrónicos sin haber recibido necesariamente ningún tipo de capacitación previa para trabajar de esta manera. Los docentes se han convertido en la cara visible de los colegios en estos momentos, mostrando su resiliencia, creatividad, capacidad de innovación, experiencia y profesionalidad para seguir contribuyendo al intercambio colaborativo de recursos a nivel global. Conversé con la Dra. Jennifer Chang Wathall, profesora de Matemáticas, autora y asesora educativa, sobre cómo gestionar el entorno de aprendizaje remoto de la manera más eficaz posible.

English: Tips for Remote Teaching with Dr. Jennifer Chang Wathall

To continue to add to the collaborative sharing of teachers globally, in this episode of IB Voices, math teacher, author and educational consultant Dr. Jennifer Chang Wathall, provides top tips on how to manage the remote learning environment as effectively as possible.

DP grads Aaron Goh Qi Yang and Klaus Tan take action against COVID-19

Aaron Goh Qi Yang and Klaus Tan Diploma Programme (DP) graduates of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and have been friends and mentors to each other since their DP days. Since our first conversation, Aaron and Klaus started a project to work against the mounds of misinformation about COVID-19, called More Viral Than the Virus. The duo gathered volunteers from over 100 countries to craft their mission state, which speaks to young people around the world with the goal of educating and informing the public about the current crisis.

English: Mitigating stress while supervising at-home learning with Dr. Dave Anderson

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, anxiety levels around the world are at an all-time high, and at the IB we are acutely aware that many parents and guardians are being thrust into new, challenging situations. One of the many consequences of stay-at-home mandates means that some IB parents and are working from home while simultaneously supervising home learning. Others may have to continue to go to work, with no choice but to provide childcare. With so much to be concerned about, how can we keep ourselves as grounded and stress-free as possible? That’s a big question, and one we asked Dr. Dave Anderson, a clinical psychology at the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Between his own working-at-home balancing act, Dr. Anderson was able to find some time to talk about how we can mitigate stress and supervise at-home learning.

A focus on what unites us: Q&A with Aaron Goh Qi Yang and Klaus Tan

Aaron Goh Qi Yang and Klaus Tan are both Diploma Programme (DP) graduates of the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). In addition to developing a holistic mindset and critical thinking skills, the two developed a friendship that stemmed from their school’s close-knit mentorship programme. Listen to Aaron and Klaus reflect on their DP experiences and friendship while also offering advice on expectations and competition.

Sharing Experiences: How to Enhance the MYP

Two IB educators reflect on research findings that evaluate the IB's Middle Years Programme (MYP), which the Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC) facilitated over multiple years. Hear Gabriela Gonzalez from St Brendan’s School in Uruguay and Natasha Haque from the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa in Kenya share their thoughts on interdisciplinary learning, collaboration and more.

Implementation and Outcomes for MYP: Next Chapter

To learn more about the curriculum development in the Middle Years Programme (MYP), we sat down with Tarik Azzam, Megan Mansfield and Devin Larson, the researchers behind the multi-year study to understand the critical outcomes.

Developing open-mindedness through TOK with Kymberley Chu

As a writer for our 2019 Graduate Voices series and Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Kymberley Chu has shared perspectives on being a third-culture kid and being a first-generation, international university student. We connected with her for more on being a global citizen, encountering stereotypes and advice for students to be open to new perspectives and identities.

MYP Mathematics: Q&A with Terry Linton

Join Terry Linton, curriculum director for the Beanstalk education group in Beijing, as he uses his mathematics expertise to talk about the enhancements in Middle Years Programme (MYP) mathematics and ways for schools to get ready for the proposed changes.

DP Economics with Martin Muchena

From IB teacher, workshop leader, and now curriculum manager, Martin Muchena has led the creation of the new DP Economics course, which will begin first teaching this fall. Concepts, context, and content are the three pillars of this dynamic new course as students explore economics in a holistic new way. Martin dives into the central elements of the course, the approaches to teaching and learning, and how the study of economics is actually the study of our world.

The History of the IB Global Conference

Today’s IB Voices guest probably needs no introduction. For those of you who have been in the IB community for the better part of our past 50 years, you’ll know this man just by the sound of his laughter, or his commanding, gravelly voice. Of course, I am talking about Paul Campbell, Head of Development & Outreach for IB Americas. With the IB Global Conference coming later this year to Toronto, Canada, it felt like the perfect time to sit down with Paul and talk about the history of the IB conference, how it fits into the greater IB mission, and reflect on some of Paul’s fondest memories of previous conferences.

Leadership, well-being and trust in the PYP

Join Rynette de Villiers, Head of School at the International School of Utrecht in the Netherlands where she discusses leading an IB continuum school and developing a culture of well-being and trust - with a focus on teacher agency.

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