IB Learner Profile: Open-Minded

A mind is like a parachute, it only functions when its open.

IB Learner Profile: Open-Minded

The IB Learner profile aims to develop students who are open-minded. Students who are open-minded understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

IB students have a deep understanding of various cultures and views, bringing an appreciation of new views to both their academic study and their involvement in local and wider communities. Their international mindedness complements the missions of the best tertiary institutions.


IB Trait: Open Minded

How can parents help develop students who are open-minded at home?

1~Model open and accepting behavior for all humans

2~Nurture respect and love for all living things

3~ Expose your child to a variety of cultural experiences

4~ Visit Explore and More Children's Museum to "travel" around the world

5~Read and tell stories from around the world

6~Watch movies that show other countries cultures

7~Listen to a variety of types of music

8~Read and write different forms of poetry

9~Learn about how different cultures celebrate holidays

10~Prepare and taste foods from other countries

STAND TALL MOLLY LOU MELON Book Read Aloud | Teach Kids about Bullying | Children's Books Read Aloud

Story Time

Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart. But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. Molly Lou Melon has to deal with bullies. Leave it to Molly Lou to transform all her 'faults' into marvelous talents..

Discussion Questions for Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

  • How would you feel if you were being bullied like Molly Lou Melon?
  • What would you do if you saw someone else being treated like that?
  • How do you think Molly Lou Melon felt when the other children supported her?
  • How did Ronald Durkin change throughout the story? What caused this change?
  • Why does being open-minded matter?

Story Time

In 'The Colors Of Us' Seven-year-old, Lena, is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades.

Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people.

Read Aloud: The Colors Of Us By: Karen Katz

Try It- You Might Like It!!!!

Being open-minded means your willing to try new things without prejudging. Watch the video below and see if you can identify those with an open-minded mindset. How did they behave? What words did they use?? In what ways can you be more open-minded?
Kids Try Famous Foods From Children's Books
Julius Jr. Music Video - An Open Mind

Apps for Kids that Promote Open-Mindedness

Learn More About Your World- Click Here

The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice. When speaking your mind, or making your choice!

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