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The IB Learner Profile at Home

The IB Learner Profile at Home

The IB® Learner Profile provides a range of humans attributes and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply, in fact, commitment to helping all members within the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them. Actions driven by the LP attributes have positive impacts in real-life contests as well and contribute to the development of the self.

Please, find guidance on how to extend the LP at home as well.

CARING: We are kind

  • Act as a role model by using kind words and show availability to whom in need
  • Think about how your family can get involved with community organizations
  • Reuse & Recycle to
  • Bring up examples of caring people/actions in daily life
  • Smile as much as you can!

KNOWLEDGEABLE: We know lots of things

  • Encourage your child to read
  • Ask your child about to explain what they are learning at school
  • “What would you like to learn about?”
  • Foster new interests in a variety of areas
  • Make your child become familiar with current events

OPEN-MINDED: We respect others

  • Expose your child to different celebrations
  • Encourage your child to really listen to others when they speak
  • Reinforce your child open-minded attitude with positive words
  • Facilitate your child to link with new languages and cultures
  • Travel as much as you can!

COMMUNICATORS: We share ideas

  • Encourage your child to stay in touch with long-distance friends or relatives, by writing
  • When working on maths homework, ask him to explain what he’s doing
  • Induce discussion of interest
  • Expose him to different languages
  • Set a personal way to get notified about his feelings, even when not keen to talk (e.g. drawing – notes)

REFLECTIVE: We find ways to be better

  • Spend some time to review your child’s report with him and discuss his strengths and areas of improvement
  • Set future goals together he may achieve and possibly carry out a chart to keep track of his progress.
  • Encourage him to have his personal journal and write in it 5/10 minutes each night

INQUIRERS: We ask questions

  • Encourage your child’s interests by visiting the library to borrow books that support these topics
  • When using the Internet with your child, try to instill a safe and sensible use of it
  • Be an inquirer yourselves
  • When you do not know a specific answer, seek it out in front of your child

PRINCIPLED: We do the right thing

  • Set house rules and display them at home
  • Encourage your child to participate in team games or sports
  • When your child wins, ensure he fairly behaves with his opponent When playing a game with your child, do not change the rules to let him win; loosing is as just important as winning

RISK-TAKERS: We try new things

  • Encourage your child to undertake new challenges or taste new food 
  • Explain to him that “likes” and “dislikes” are results of new experiences
  • Explain to him it is normal to feel uneasy in regard to new situations
  • Be careful to explain to your child the difference between being risk-takes and doing dangerous things

THINKERS: We solve problems

  • Encourage your child to try to think of solutions to tasks independently
  • Ask him instructions on how to do things
  • “How can we do this differently?”
  • “Have you ever thought of…?”
  • “Why do you think that?”
  • “How do you know?”
  • “How did you figure that out?”

BALANCED: We look after ourselves

  • Encourage your child to notice the pros and cons of things/behavior/actions
  • Stress the importance of general wellbeing
  • Help him understand how to properly use his time: play, sports, reading, homework

As you know, parents are valuable members of our learning community, therefore, we would appreciate it if you could share with us evidence of a specific LP attribute put in action by your child; you could easily communicate this via email or send us pictures.

Head of School

At the time this article was published, The International School of Treviso was a Candidate School*

*The International School of Treviso is a candidate school**for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organisation can offer one of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the Carreer-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

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