• IB-PYP Attitudes

    The IB-PYP Attitudes are a vital focus in the development of positive attitudes towards people, the environment, and learning. These are the day to day attitudes we use: appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance. These IB-PYP Attitudes are meant to be an explicit part of daily learning, modeled by both students and staff. These are woven into daily school life— the classroom, the cafeteria, at recess, etc. Students also reflect on the attitudes during learning experiences and assessments. When reinforced at home (or when reinforcing the positive attitudes that students learn at home, church and other places), these attitudes become second nature for children.”
    They appreciate the wonder and beauty of the world and it's people
    Being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility
    Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, apply what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices
    Cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands
    Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas
    Being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures
    Imaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation, in order to understand thoughts, reasoning and emotions
    Enjoying learning
    Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reasonable principles and being able to defend their judgments
    Having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty
    Respecting themselves, others and the world around them
    Feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being respectful to the needs of others