According to the IB Learner Profile, students should strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. This is the EIGHTH of 10 lessons prepared to engage high school students in the IB Learner Profile.
This is the RISK-TAKER lesson and it is designed to showcase how teachers (at your school) exemplify this characteristic on a daily basis. You will have to poll your teachers in order to personalize this lesson and to maximize its potential. Ask your teachers: 1) How do you step out of your comfort zone? 2) How are you a risk-taker? Your students will then complete/compete in a matching activity to explore the many, different ways we all take risks. [The lesson also includes a video clip of me bungy jumping AKA being a risk-taker.]
SWBAT recognize how teachers are risk-takers both in and out of the classroom.
SWBAT explain how leaving their comfort zones leads to growth both in and out of the classroom.
As an IB school, we try to incorporate the Learner Profile in our school community, culture, and curriculum as often as possible. In addition to monthly lessons and daily "Do Now" activities for each characteristic, at the end of each month, our school also awards IB Learner Profile t-shirts to students who received a "Shout Out" for the characteristic. We also designed color-coded bracelets and stickers (inspired by the Periodic Table of Elements) to go with each characteristic.
Please check out my other products and/or bundles to view our work involving the IB Learner Profile.