re-engaging

4 Fun Ways to Re-Engage Students After the Holiday Break

The December holidays have come and gone, and a new calendar year has begun. During the holiday period, we often prioritise spending quality time with family and friends, reflecting on the past year, and setting our sights on what is … Read More

Learning styles

Unlocking Multiple Intelligences with Technology

Take a moment to remember what it was like to be in grade school. You loved certain ways of learning and perhaps disliked others. Whatever your preferences, they were yours and they were part of what made you a unique … Read More

Classroom differentiate

How can technology help you differentiate your teaching?

Diversity is a powerful and integral part of any classroom. Students come from a variety of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds and have their own learning styles, speeds, and strengths. The IB recognises that and seeks to promote inclusive education, embracing … Read More

Kognity Conference 2016: IB Coordinator Sofie Muchardt Smith shares her experience

A month on from our first Kognity Conference, we sat down to talk with one of the teachers who attended to share her  experience. Sofie Muchardt Smith is the IB Coordinator at Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm, Stockholm. This is what she … Read More

social media

How to Use Social Media to Enrich Your Classroom Instruction

When you suggest the possibility of using Social Media in the classroom, plenty of teachers may look at you funnily. After all, they’ve battled day in and day out with smart phones and tablets, trying to keep students from checking … Read More

Flipping the Classroom: IB Examiner Gideon Boulton discusses how to get started

  After an extremely successful Kognity Conference in Barcelona, where the theme was “Flipping the classroom – from concept to reality”, we sat down to discuss exactly that with Gideon Boulton, a physics teacher at Copenhagen International School. Gideon also … Read More

Digital Textbooks: Websites or Books?

As we delve deeper into a digital age where many things are moving online including education, it is becoming increasingly difficult for us as educators to file our resources under the simple categories we once could. As we find ourselves in … Read More

How To Avoid Teacher Burnout

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding occupations, but also one of the most high-pressured. People depend on you every day, and there are endless requirements and expectations to be met, often at short notice. The truth is that … Read More

The Power of Online Collaborative Tools

You, I, and all other dedicated teachers have been there. We pour blood, sweat, and tears into an engaging project for our students. It has all of the trappings of any dynamic assignment: challenging them to research, collaborate, and think … Read More

How to Win the Battle of Boredom: Strategies to Re-engage the Disengaged

When the mind drifts away… Have you ever found yourself at an endless meeting or lecture in which the speaker’s monotonous tone threatens to put you to sleep? Perhaps to battle the boredom, you kept your mind occupied by sneaking … Read More