IB Learner Profile: Communicator

Communication works for those who work at it. -J.P.

IB Learner Profile: Communicator

The IB Learner profile aims to develop students who are communicators. Students who are communicators understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

IB students regularly deliver stimulating presentations and drive excellence in group assignments.


IB Trait: Communicator

How can parents help to develop students who are Communicators at home?

  1. Take turns speaking and listening to one another about your daily events.
  2. Explore other forms of communication including symbols, signs, and sounds.
  3. Read a variety of texts and find connections between the books and your child's life.
  4. Discuss the TV programs and videos you watch together.
  5. Make books, magazines, and other reading material readily available.
  6. Take time to listen to your child when he/she talks with you, by turning off technology and providing undivided attention.
  7. Ask questions about what they are saying, ask for explanations.
  8. Act out stories, plays, poems, use language in fun creative ways.
  9. Sing together.
  10. Support other forms of communication via art, dance, music etc.
Kid President Is Over It!
Obvious to you. Amazing to others. - by Derek Sivers

Ping by Ani Castillo

In the era of social media, communication feels both more anxiety-producing, and more inescapable, than ever before. This clever, comforting picture book debut explores the challenges and joys of self-expression and social connection.

Using an imaginative visual metaphor to bring to life how we send out (ping!) and receive (pong!) communications, Ani Castillo's words and pictures will empower and inspire anyone who has experienced the fear of sharing themselves with the world.

With an artful, accessible package, an eloquent message, and a lot of heart, here is a new classic to bring courage and comfort to humans of all ages.
( Goodreads, 2021)
Ani Castillo reads Ping! (con subtítulos en español)

Story Time

'The Day The Crayons Quit' is a funny story about Duncan, who just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.
'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt - READ ALOUD FOR KIDS!

Discussion Questions For The Day The Crayons Quit

1) How did the crayons feel in the beginning of the story? Why did they feel that way?

2) Explain how Duncan handled the letters he received from his crayons?

3) What would you have done if you were in Duncan's shoes/in Duncan's place?

4) What are some other pictures the color crayons would have liked to be a part in creating?

5) Why do you think the colored crayons would have liked creating those pieces of art work?

6) Explain how you would feel if you were a red crayon, or a orange crayon, or any color crayon you'd like to pick.

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