Teaching the International Baccalaureate:

Teaching the International Baccalaureate

As schools wrestle with how to teach students and measure their success with mandated standardized tests, some seek a different path: Written exams. Student-led discussions. A global perspective.

The Geneva-based International Baccalaureate program seeks to teach students not just what they need to know, but how to think and learn. Several local schools are converts.

Is it a better approach? Monday at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.


Paul Campbell, Head of Regional Development, International Baccalaureate Program

Dr. Gregg Good, Executive Vice President, St. Edward’s High School

Tim Mitchell, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Coordinator

Ann Glass, Director of Curriculum, Oberlin City Schools

Hannah McCandless, Senior, Shaker Heights High School

Links of interest:

International Baccalaureate

About the International Baccalaureate®

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

Our three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,324 schools in 141 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 990,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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