Start the year off with rigor by introducing and using these learner profile activities developed from the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile used around the world in IB schools. The first of these three activities provides guided notes for the initial introduction to the vocabulary words of the profile: inquirers, open-minded, reflective, principled, risk-takers, knowledgeable, balanced, caring, communicators, and thinkers. [See the free PowerPoint activity provided separately.] The second could be used as a warm-up the day after the Learner Profile has been introduced, and the third provides a group activity to help students further incorporate and share the meanings of these important learner qualities. Documents are printable or could be shown through a projector or smartboard with students using their own paper.