10th of Every Month

Hello CAS Coordinators. I wanted to share with you something I’m doing new this year and that is this: I’m having students submit something CAS-related to me on the 10th of every month. This is my IB Coordinator’s idea and, so far, it seems to be working awesomely.

I used to let students submit their CAS stuff whenever they wanted, even if this meant waiting until the end of the year and then flooding me with a bunch of activities that needed final approval. But this year they are required to submit something to me on the 10th of every month, whether it’s just an update of what they have planned, activities that are in progress, activities that need approval, or evidence of completed activities.

This strategy seems to be keeping students more engaged with CAS and creating an atmosphere of “CAS is super important to being an IB student.” I know some of you already have such a system in place, but I didn’t so I wanted to share 🙂 Have a great school year!


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