I wanted to share a quick activity I did with my Grade 6-8 students recently.
The theme through my Design class is 'How can we use design to make the world a better place?'. We cover a lot of complex and difficult issues in class, and often discuss how we can be ethical designers. This often covers using sustainable or recycled materials, making products to help others and more.
I've noticed an overlap within our conversations with elements of the IB Learner Profile, for example, be caring when choosing the materials you use to create.
I decided to have students look at the IB Learner Profile and to think about how we can demonstrate, strengthen or embody the different attributes of the profile. In tables of or five students where given ten post it notes, and had to divide the attributes between them. This was useful because I have a few team projects now, so I liked observing the roles they played here. As the students were working as a team, they also played special attention to supporting our phase 1 and 2 English language learners.
Here's some of what they came up with:
Try using this in your subject! What is an 'IB historian?" - what about 'an IB scientist?'