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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.

Feb 2, 2023

Mathematics is often perceived as a stressful subject, and learners can easily fall behind when they find themselves in an inadequate learning environment. Today, we continue our exploration of student agency, but this time with a focus on High School math.

Here to help us unpack this topic is High School math...


Jan 19, 2023

When elements of flexibility are added into classes to personalize the learning experience for students, it allows them to take greater ownership of their learning and to engage more deeply with the content.

In today’s podcast episode, we examine personalization in High School English, a continuation of our series on...


Jan 12, 2023

Students at WAB take part in a rigorous, challenging Math program that is taught in a way that allows them to fully grasp the concepts and apply them across a wide range of disciplines and activities. WAB’s Math program embraces personalization, an approach that meets the students where they’re at and tailors...


Jan 5, 2023

The WAB podcast is back this week to discuss Units of Inquiry (UOI), a key feature of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP).

A Unit of Inquiry is a transdisciplinary learning unit where students do an in-depth exploration of a concept for six to eight weeks and are challenged to question and...


Nov 17, 2022

Student agency can mean different things in different contexts and to different people. At WAB, student agency is embedded in everything: the curriculum, the learning, the teaching, even the strategic planning. Understanding what it actually means and how it looks in practice is important in understanding WAB.

In this...