To IB or Not to IB?

November 31, 2016

So much is happening all at the same time. After the ISS iFair, we really began to realize that in order to be taken seriously by international schools, Greg would need to be a certified IB teacher.

International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

After doing some preliminary research, Greg discovered that one of the recommended certification courses happens to be in our own backyard! Greg inquired about the IB program at Bethel and within a days, received a call from admissions inviting him to apply for the next session that begins in January! HOLY FAST! I am so proud of him! He called me and was so excited. I have never seen him so enthusiastic about pretty much anything. I think the prospect of going back to school is an inviting change of pace for him. He was able to whip out the entire application in one night. Now we wait.

John introduced me to IB education many moons ago. I have always wanted my future children to attend an IB school. I want to be able to provide the most well-rounded experiences for these fictitious offspring. An international curriculum has the opportunity introduce the wonders of the world in a way very different from my small town public school education.

Lets see where this crazy adventure will take us! Stay tuned to learn more about becoming Expat Educators!

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