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The WAB Podcast

Join members of the Western Academy of Beijing community for conversations about innovative learning, activities, and community initiatives.

Dec 1, 2020

How do schools create and evaluate their curriculums to ensure high-quality and academically rigorous learning? What are the benefits of an international curriculum framework? 

On this week's episode, we sit down with WAB's team of IB Program Coordinators & Curriculum Coaches to discuss the process.


Nov 24, 2020

Innovation is a word we here everywhere around the international education universe. But what does it truly mean for schools, learning, teaching, and education as a whole to be "innovative"?

In this episode, WAB's Head of School and Director of Innovation for Learning and Teaching define innovative education and explain...


Nov 17, 2020

Progressive schools are shifting away from strict, subject-based curriculums and are finding new ways to teach students the skills they will need to thrive in a complex and rapidly changing world.

We sit down with two educators who discuss the upcoming launch of the Leadership Toolkit, a 17-part workshop series aimed...


Nov 11, 2020

WAB's Winter Charity Bazaar is right around the corner. The annual event is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year in Beijing. Vendors, charity organizations, and student clubs take part, and families attend in the thousands.

While many Beijing residents kick their holiday season off at the bazaar, the...


Nov 3, 2020

For international school students and their families, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense uncertainty around the transition from high school to university.

In this week's episode, High School Counselors Michelle Chow-Liu and Ben O’Brien discuss the shifts they are seeing in the university admissions process,...