Today I was reading through a publication about adult learning, and I came across a section based on a research study of IB educators: what sets them apart is a love for teaching and learning - and of course it is easy to build on that as a workshop leader because all teachers are also lifelong learners themselves and eager to learn more and improve their practice.
We are told that IB educators:
- teach students to think globally through examining a variety of global issues and encouraging an awareness of and respect for other cultures
- are open to new ideas, new experiences, new cultures and changing teaching approaches
- are flexible and exercise professional judgment to meet student needs and align with the iB philosophy
- use pedagogical approaches that are based on concepts and inquiry in authentic contexts.
- collaborate in planning instructional activities and sharing resources and reflections on teaching
- care for the whole student
- demonstrate love for learning and teaching