Sanford Students Strive to be

The Learner Profile:

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

 

As IB learners at Sanford, we strive to be:

Inquirers

We develop our natural curiosity. We acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. We actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout our lives.

 

Knowledgeable

We explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, we acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

 

Thinkers

We exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

 

Communicators

We understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. We work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

 

Principled

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. We take responsibility for our own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

 

Open-minded

We understand and appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. We are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

 

Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect toward the needs and feelings of others. We have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

 

Risk-takers

We approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. We are brave and articulate in defending our beliefs.

 

Balanced

We understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

 

Reflective

 

We give thoughtful consideration to our own learning and experience. We are able to assess and understand our strengths and limitations in order to support our learning and personal development.

 

 

PDF Open Minded   --  Student Interpretation of the Learner Profile Characteristic of "Open Minded"
PDF Principled   --  6th grade Students' interpretation of "Principled"
PDF Inquirer   --  6th Grade Students' interpretation of "Inquirer"
Student Interpretations of the Learner Profile
Friday, March 02, 2012 2:35 PM

Sixth graders at Sanford created posters that depicted the different learner profile characteristics.

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