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IB Primary- and Middle-Years Students Perform Better on International Assessments Than Their Peers at Non-IB Schools

Students enrolled in International Baccalaureate (IB) education programs out-perform their non-IB peers in academic areas: math literacy, reading, narrative writing, and expository writing and also indicate high social and emotional well-being.

 

Below is the link to the full text of the research study.

 http://www.ibo.org/research/policy/programmevalidation/pyp/documents/IB_ISA_report_Nov2011_Final.pdf

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World Water Day | March 22, 2012

This annual observance has been highlighting important themes about our planet's most vital resource since 1993. This year, people around the world will be thinking about the role of water in food security. 

Think about how your school can draw attention to the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

 

Here are the questions that frame this year's inquiry:
Why is water a key to food secuity?
How much water is needed to grow our food?
How is the global demand for food evolving?
What is the role of the Green Revolution and the effect of climate change?
How can we reduce waste, manage disasters and preserve access to water all living things need?

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Obama on First Anniversary of Tragic Disasters in Japan | IIP Digital

President Obama's speech marking the first anniversary (March 11, 2012) of the catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan. “Michelle and I join all Americans in honoring the memory of the 19,000 victims lost or missing,” Obama syas.

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Creating Curious Thinkers | Scholastic.com

Curiosity is the key to student success now and in the future.

What do you mean by curiosity?

Why should educators nurture curiosity?

How is passion related to curiosity?

What do you mean by being "mindful" in the classroom?

What are some strategies that teachers can use to foster curiosity in the classroom?

What about linking to real-world examples?

What about school makes it a challenge to foster curiosity in the classroom?

How can teachers make time for curiosity?

Why is this approach important for preparing kids for the jobs of the 21st century?

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World Water Day 2012 - Water and Food Security - 22nd March 2012

World Water Day 2012 - Water and Food Security - 22nd March 2012 | News Updates | Scoop.it

"THE WORLD IS THIRSTY BECAUSE WE ARE HUNGRY"

There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050.

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