The February Learner Profile characteristic is “thinker.” To be a thinker is to use creative and critical thinking skills to take responsible action on complex issues. Ways that we promote this attribute is to provide meaningful lessons where they learn new things, provide students with opportunities to ask questions and to reflect on their own learning. At home you can help your child develop the attribute of being a thinker by having him/her make decisions about whether they like or dislike something and why, look at different points of view about a topic, and have them explain something they have learned. Questions to help them include:
How do you know?
What was your favorite thing you learned today?
Was that a good book? Why?
How could you do it differently?
I think and try to solve problems in my world.
IB LEARNER PROFILE: THINKER