IB Attitudes Book and Resources

IB Attitudes Book List

IB Attitudes Books and Resources

You don’t have to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) to appreciate the usefulness of the IB Attitudes and Learner Profile. You can use the suggested books for thought-provoking discussions with children of all ages. Select one of the IB Attitudes Book List topics for a detailed list of books and related resources. You can also explore a list of the IB Learner Profile books. (All descriptions from IBO)

While the IB Attitudes have been absorbed into the Learner Profile I have decided to keep the Attitudes on the website. For those of you who have taught the PYP for a long time, you may still want to check out the related books and resources.

For those of you who don’t know about the IB PYP Attitudes, they are a group of positive attitudes towards people, the environment and learning we want all out students to embrace.

Even though the Attitudes are embedded in the Learner Profile (p.4) we should still be making sure these twelve attitudes are part of our day to day teaching and woven into the students’ daily school life so they become second nature.

You can find more information about this at Ryan Higbea’s blog. He has also created a poster to show how they are embedded in the Learner Profile.

Anxiety Book List

Appreciation: Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.

Commitment Book List

Commitment: Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.

Confidence Book List

Confidence: Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.

Cooperation Book List

Cooperation: Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.

Creativity Book List

Creativity: Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.

Curiosity Book List

Curiosity: Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.

Empathy Book List

Empathy: Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others

Independence Book List

Independence: Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.

Integrity Book List

Integrity: Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.

Respect Book List

Respect: Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.

Tolerance Book List

Tolerance: Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

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