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Learner Profile Posters Banners and Slides for IB Classrooms

Text suits secondary, middle and high school classrooms
The IB Profiles

Each profile is available as a Poster (US and A3), Slide (ppt and 16x9), and banner / pennant (US and A3)


  1. Balanced
  2. Caring
  3. Communicators
  4. Courageous
  5. Inquirers
  6. Knowledgeable
  7. Open-minded
  8. Principled
  9. Reflective
  10. Thinkers
  11. Risk-takers (for those schools who have not transitioned to using Courageous)
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Classroom Behavior Management - Cool Down Cubes

I saw this wonderful idea in Pinterest. It caught my attention as a nice straightforward, stand alone solution to behavior management.
This is how I envisage myself implementing this in class

• I create a tub of cool down cubes as seen in the picture.
• When I see a child with known behavioral issues becoming stressed or agitated, I place this on their desk.
• The student then takes a cube and carries out the recommended action.
• Hopefully over time the student becomes familiar with all the suggestions on the cubes, and is able to calm themselves down without it.
Positives that I can see of this system include

• I can give the student the cubes without disrupting the overall flow of my lesson.
• The student independently can choose a solution to their problem.
• Over time the student learns the self-control techniques and would no longer require the cubes.
• It is non-confrontational.
• I can ask other teachers for ideas to write on the cubes.

To make this you will need…

Reusable ice cubes

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Japanese Montessori style kindergarten designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka

I taught English for a number of years at this kindergarten designed by renowned architect Takaharu Tezuka. An amazing place to be as a student. A challenge as a teacher when kids are allowed to roam freely, but once you become accustomed to the lifestyle and ethos it is a wonderful place to be.

The TED video is excellent from both design and educator perspectives. If you wish you wish to learn about more of his work Takaharu Tezuka and his wife have written a number of books.

Read more for my photos of the Kindergarten on opening day. Note the trees rooted in the classroom that extend up through the roof, that there are no fixed physical walls inside, and the entire roof is one large play area.
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Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction Winner of The Sakura Medal

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction Winner of The Sakura Medal

Download the above poster free here>>>

The linked pdf file is large so it should print nice and clearly at A3 for a wall display, A4 for a notice board display, and A6 for for a shelf or book front display. Or really go to town and set your printer to Poster and print 2x2 A3 !
Thou shalt kill

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Goodreads.com
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Luke's Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley

An introductory video to Luke's Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley

Made in iMovie

This high quality multimodal text / video introduces the ideas behind Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley's delightful Luke's Way of Looking. It is designed for Years 1 and 2 but equally suited for ages 5 to 10 and up. I suggest setting this video to watch as flipped classroom homework, or use in class as a way into the book.
Potential enquiry questions include:

• Does everyone look the same?
• Do we all see things the same way?
• What do people think of you?
• How do you feel about that?
• Luke's Way Of Looking

Finally it seem to have been reprinted, and quite rightly so !
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