“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin
The IB Learner Profile Trait for October: INQUIRER
The IB Learner Profile trait for the month of October is Inquirer. Students who are INQUIRERS are curious about the world. They can conduct research independently. They love learning and discovering new things and will carry this love of learning with them throughout life. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. As educators, we show students the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research, while students show independence in learning.
This article contains some simple yet effective conversation starters to engage your child in inquiry:
Here is an article that has some realistic, fun ways to support inquiry at home:
MYP learners strive to be:
We love to hear examples of how you are incorporating each Learner Profile trait at home. Please email us.
WHMS IB Coordinator and k-12 Social Studies Teacher Leader
Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized September 15 - October 15. With its recent conclusion, Sra. Salisz would like to highlight seventh-grade student C.J. Yi's response to the following prompt.
"Imagine that your school is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and you are chosen to present to the whole school at an assembly. Write a short speech explaining Hispanic Heritage Month and why it’s important."
"Hispanic Heritage month is important because as a nation, we are able to celebrate the culture, and the contributions and achievements that Hispanic people have made in our society and the world. As we continue to grow as a nation, Hispanic heritage and history becomes our own, and is a substantial part of our society. Our country's foundation is built from a mixture of people with similar ideology, and of rich and diverse backgrounds. To be able to continue to thrive as a nation, knowing about other cultures and their influences enriches us as a nation. To know about Hispanic heritage, is to learn about our country's history and also about the largest minority population who live among us. Hispanic heritage month is a time of not only celebration of this collective history, but also a time to reflect upon the contributions and efforts of the Hispanic people, as well as a time to learn about these efforts that many of us do not know about." -C.J. Yi