IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 10: Reflective

July is the hottest month of the year, and a time for students to enjoy a long summer holiday. Just as it connects June and August, July transitions us between the old and new academic years. As we travel, relax and think about the new school year ahead, we also have an opportunity to think […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 9: Knowledgeable

BIBS IB Learner Profile Exploration Series BIBS’ IB Learner Profile attribute for May was “Knowledgeable”: acquiring in-depth knowledge and developing understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines. How do we define the term “knowledgeable”? What kind of person is knowledgeable? Why is being knowledgeable so important? How do we become knowledgeable? What do […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 8: Communicator

How to do we define a “Communicator”? On the official IB website, the definition for a “communicator” refers to those “who understand and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language.” Grade 10 student Hector V. is a BIBS IB Learner Profile award winner. From his standpoint, a communicator is a person that […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 7: Balanced

BIBS’ IB Learner Profile attribute for March was “Balanced”: we understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives (intellectual, physical, and emotional) to achieve well-being for ourselves and others.” In March and then again in early April, students and staff from BIBS Upper East Side campus presented their annual spring show, this year […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 6: Risk-Taker

In February, IB learner profile attribute was “ Risk-Taker”: people who approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.Fittingly, the month’s highlight has to have been our terrific Spring Festival celebration in which, amongst the many performances, some students participated for the […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 5: Principled

The first month of the New Year was a very busy month for BIBS students and teachers. With the Spring Festival holiday approaching, and the first semester of the school year coming to an end, students were busy with exams while teachers were busy with student reports. Regardless of their focus, both teachers and students […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 4: Caring

December was a month full of caring and gratitude in which BIBS held its first ever Christmas Charity Bazaar and one in which we enjoyed some peaceful and relaxing holiday time as well. BIBS Director John McBryde said the holidays are a time to express our appreciation to people around us – the perfect time […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 3: Thinkers

As part of our IB Programme, we continue to showcase the ten IB Learner Profile attributes throughout the school year. BIBS students are encouraged to portray the IB Learner Profile focusing on one attribute each month.
 For the month of November, the attribute was THINKER: we use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 2: Inquirers

In September, by following IB MYP lessons in action, we began our voyage to explore the ten IB Learner Profile attributes, beginning with “Open-minded.” In October, we explored another IB Learner Profile attribute, “Inquirers”, following a unit organized by the BIBS MS/HS Chinese Department entitled “Inquiry on Chinese characters and Culture”. Inquirers develop their natural curiosity […]

IB Learner Profile Exploration Series – Session 1: Open Minded

As an IB world school, BIBS curriculum is set with the IB Framework. A true bilingual school, BIBS’s curriculum has also been fused with Chinese culture. In order to help parents learn more about the IB Framework and specifically, the IB Learner Profile, we have started our exploration journey on the IB Programme at its […]