IB Matters

A podcast for IB-interested teachers, students, parents, universities, and community members

Click on the icons below to access podcast episodes featuring all four IB Programmes and other aspects of the IB framework of international education. 

Contact us to be part of the pod: IBMatters@mnibschools.org

PYP related podcasts

MYP related podcasts

DP related podcasts

CP related podcasts

Check out our series on the 

IB Approaches to Learning skills

Do you have questions about implementing the ATL's in your school?

Use this form to ask questions and have them answered on the next episode.

Jon Peterson interviewing the Exeter College students

We've now interviewed three groups of IBDP students about their CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) experiences. 

These 14 students from the US, India and the UK share similar, but also individual experiences. Its a great way to better understand the value of this critical part of the Diploma Programme Core requirements. 

Check out the three episodes on the CAS Student Experiences page. 

Our MNIB mission statement: 

"We are courageous leaders supporting those in the IB community who are implementing IB programs, building connections, removing barriers, and creating systems that increase access for all.

By doing this, young people, families, and educators in the IB community will have a voice, engage in meaningful learning, cultivate their geniuses, and celebrate their successes."

Check out the new section of our MNIB web page featuring our MNIB Mission and the work we are doing. You can link to the podcast detailing the process and see some of the first things that our members want to do using the mission as our guide. Go to the 'Living our Mission' page at MNIB.

We have some podcasts related to online learning in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

Please contact us at IBMatters@mnibschools.org if you have something to contribute on the podcast.

Click the icon to access these episodes.

The IB Organization has its own podcast sharing great stories from around the globe.

Check them out by clicking on the icon to the left!

'Behind the scenes' at IB Matters

Garageband screenshot

Here's a look behind the scenes in case you're curious about how it all comes together.

I took a screenshot midway through the editing of a recent episode to show you how it looks in-process. You'll see some gaps in the lower (guest) track where I took out some static coming through.

At this point in the screenshot I am approximately halfway and you can see all the edits to the left and what is yet to be edited to the right. The other tracks (in grey) are the introduction, the post-roll music and the theme music you hear under the pre-roll and post-roll.

In this shot, I haven't yet recorded the pre-roll or post-roll - that's what the first and fifth tracks are waiting for in the template. 

IB Continuum/IB pedagogy podcasts

IB Educators (IBEN) & the IB World

Becoming an IB School

Listen to the podcast introduction

Or use the player to access all of our podcasts. 

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Please listen to this podcast featuring four outstanding MNIB voices of compassion and support as they  share their feelings after the killing of George Floyd in our community here in Minnesota.

Anne Lalonde Laux, Chad Owen, Jenny Magdal, and Angela Wilcox speak of how they hope to help students and teachers make lasting changes in schools after the terrible events of the past weeks.

Available almost anywhere you get your podcasts