Inside IB Classrooms is an online library of video clips and related resources that are intended to support teaching practice and engage educators in professional inquiry and development.

This site includes three key components designed to support professional development:

1) Powerful video clips: Experience the teaching and learning process alongside a particular IB educator and their students.

2) Resources for context: View actual resources from the featured classrooms.

3) Questions for critical viewing: Consider these questions to jump-start your own professional inquiry and reflection.

No one approach to teaching is “perfect”, especially considering the variety of different contexts and circumstances from classroom to classroom. With that in mind, all examples on this site include both valuable takeaways as well as aspects that could be approached differently. They should not be viewed as models of perfect teaching, but rather as examples to critically consider.

No. Although the IB programmes form the basis for all the videos, they will be of use to any educator who wants to experience inquiry-based, internationally minded teaching approaches in action.

Most video clips are between 7 and 15 minutes in length.

All videos were filmed in schools in which English is the primary language of instruction, although some videos show Spanish language acquisition classes.

You or your school can purchase a licence for Inside IB Classrooms at the IB Online Store.

Once you have purchased your licence, you will receive an access URL that will let you watch the videos. You can re-generate your access URL should you lose your current one.

You can re-generate your access URL at this form. We will send a new access URL to the e-mail address you provided when activating the licence.

First, you will first receive an e-mail with a confirmation link. Once you visit that link, your access URL will be re-generated. This confirmation step prevents unauthorized re-generation of your access URL.


Click on Video library on the top navigation bar to view a menu of all videos on the site. You can enter a term into the search field, or you can filter videos based on keyword, programme/age range, region or subject.

To be considered for filming, email your idea and lesson plan to

If you experience issues with or have questions about Inside IB Classrooms, please contact

Problems with video streaming can occur if you are in an area with limited Internet coverage or bandwidth.

The parents or legal guardians of all involved students provided written consent for them to be filmed.

Yes. The IB complies with the EU Data Protection Directive, specifically Directive 95/46/EC, to ensure the privacy of its users and all personal data will be treated in accordance with the principles outlined in this Directive.