One of the assessments for our new Grammar Unit will be a major edit to a piece of writing based on the IB Learner Profile. I have listed the descriptions of all ten profiles here. You can find them at anytime, by clicking on the tab IB Learner Profile at the top of this blog.
Don't worry too much, right now, about understanding exactly what all the descriptors mean. Truly understanding the profiles is a task we will be working on for the whole year. For now, I want you to take a look at just three: Inquirer, Risk Taker, and Caring.
Yesterday in class, we began to look at some basic ideas about the profiles:
1.) Being an inquirer means that you are curious about life and try to learn about it. It means that when you see or hear about something that is interesting to you, you do things to help you know more about it: do internet research, ask someone, read a book or magazine article about it, watch a video, etc.
2.) Being a caring person means that you show respect and compassion to others. It also means that you try to make a positive difference for other people, animals, or places.
3.) Being a risk taker means that you try new things and explore new situations. Risk takers are brave and don’t worry about embarrassing themselves or doing things the wrong way, they just want to have new experiences.
Please choose one of the following questions and leave a short answer here in the comments. After you have done that, you can begin writing your longer piece on your blog.
1. Describe the last time that you were curious about something. What did you do about it?
2. Describe a time when you were a caring person. What was the situation, and what did you do to try and make the situation better?
3. Describe a time when you were a risk taker. What new thing did you try? How did it turn out in the end?
If you are a teacher or a student sent here by your teacher, please add your answers to the comments, so we can have a nice list of experiences to learn from.