“Don’t lose your nerve!”


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As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we asked David Homer—chair of our IB examining board—about the role that the IB can play in facing today’s challenges and how the IB is making an impact.

David highlights the fact that the IB has a clear mission statement which encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. “We make a clear impact because our curriculum reviews focus on conceptual learning, creativity and flexibility, not on rote learning”, he says. 

We also asked David what one piece of advice he would give to educators today: “Don’t lose your nerve! Educators today are beset by pressures, many of which did not exist fifty years ago. I am thinking of regulatory pressures, financial pressures, pressures from society, and so on. Teaching young people is one of the great vocations, perhaps the greatest because it is how we hand our culture and values (in the broadest sense) on to the next generation.”

Read the full blog post here.