Category Archives: Baccalaureate

Number 1. #Write The #Book, 2. #Publish The Book & 3. #Promote The Book

I have a confession to make. ==> I write books. I’m a writer. Some of my books are excellent, and I know I’m never going to change a single word. Most of my books, however, will get better, and better, … Continue reading

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#NOV SEVEN BASIC TYPES OF STORIES ★★★★★Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness★★★★★ #ASMSG

My book, Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness has received 47 reviews. Wow, that’s a lot of reviews! Well, in those reviews, the reviewers have shared their unique insights about the book. My favorite is this one, from Mr. Dennis … Continue reading

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Point & CounterPoint: The Shanghai Secret (By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN) The New York Times / The Daily Howler (Bob Somerby)

What makes an education system successful? I’m an educator, so I should have a clue or two. I’ll go with the obvious: teachers who can motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential. Now, is there a magic formula … Continue reading

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#Culture of #Excellence: #Accountability & the #International #Baccalaureate

“The culture of excellence” – Presidente Rafael Correa of Ecuador, referring to the International Baccalaureate… Firstly, let me make my position clear: The International Baccalaureate has the best education system in the world. If you doubt the sincerity of my … Continue reading

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The International Baccalaureate: “La Cultura de Excelencia”

“The culture of excellence” – Presidente Rafael Correa of Ecuador, referring to the International Baccalaureate… Everyone has heard of this education program, the International Baccalaureate, but no one is really sure what it is exactly. Some people, like President Correa … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For The 2012 PISA Results?: International Baccalaureate® (IB), Best In The World (IMHO)

In December 2013, the results of PISA 2012 will be announced. One thing on everyone’s mind in Chile, and many similar countries, will be: How well are we doing? Are children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds performing as well as students … Continue reading

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What it means to be an International Baccalaureate Teacher (New Study)

Firstly, I want to be clear about one thing. I have long been very vocal in my belief that the International Baccalaureate is the best system of education that exists on the planet we call Earth. I truly believe that, … Continue reading

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Better Than Finland: The IB Approach to Evaluation

Trust or accountability? While the rest of the world evaluates schools, teachers and students to hold them accountable, for what they are supposed to be doing, Finland has a system that is based on trust. Schools, teachers and students are … Continue reading

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2 North Side Chicago high schools last to offer International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

by Fran Spielman City Hall Reporter/ fspielman@suntimes.com December 13, 2012 Source: Chicago Sun-Times Two North Side High Schools — Taft and Lincoln Park —will become the last of six promised Chicago Public high schools devoted exclusively to International Baccalaureate diploma … Continue reading

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What is the Role of the Teacher in 21st Century Education?

I am a member of many professional learning communities. I do a tremendous amount of reading, trying to be at the cutting edge of knowledge in my field: education. Here’s what I mean when I say “cutting edge“: to be … Continue reading

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