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 NINTH of 10 lessons prepared to engage high school students in the IB Learner Profile.
This is the BALANCED lesson and it asks students to explore the left-right brain conflict. The lesson opens with a brief experiment via the Stroop effect and moves into a Q&A activity during which students explore: Do you use your right brain more? Or do you use your left brain more? Throughout the lesson, the goal is to encourage students to be more BALANCED and to learn to use the WHOLE brain effectively. Students should strive to think both LOGICALLY (left brain) and CREATIVELY (right brain).
Students will be able to identify the left-right brain conflict.
Students will be able to explore ways to become more balanced.
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.