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IB Learner Profile Trait:  Thinkers

Approaches to Learning (ATL): Thinking

Global Context: Fairness and Development




Monday: VIDEO

source:  TMB Panyee FC short film 


Tuesday:  Discussion

What problem did the boys in the video face?

How did they come up with a solution?

Think of a time when you had to solve a problem.  How did you approach the problem? Did you do it alone, with a group? Did you solve the problem? How did it make you feel when you solved the problem?


Wednesday: Study Hall


Thursday: No Homeroom


Friday:  Activity

  1. Play the video.  Pause the video at 1:08 at give students a few minutes to solve the problem in groups. At minute 1:17, there is a clue if students need it.
  2. Have students share their solutions.  The video shows the solution at 1:37.


source: Derek LeClair 


Monday:  VIDEO

source: GCF Learn

Tuesday:  VIDEO

source: Spaghetti Mit Knoedel 

Ask students what other inventions/innovations that are integral to life might not be around if people had “killed” the idea?


possible examples:

Shower heads

The telephone

The Internet

 Discussion:  What other inventions/innovations that are integral to life might not be around if people had “killed” the idea?



Wednesday: Study Hall


Thursday: No Homeroom


Friday: VIDEO

Happy Friday!  Enjoy some riddles together as a homeroom!


 source: 7 Second Riddles






Tuesday:  Video/Discussion


We will begin by watching a video regarding positive mindset and peer feedback.

Think about the following as they watch the video:

  • Have you ever experienced something like this before?
  • How does this video relate to school situations?

source: The Power of Positivity - NatGeo

Share thoughts, reactions, and answers to the questions above. Discuss that some problems are easy to solve. 

Positivity Pep Talk with Kid President:



 Wednesday: Study Hall


Thursday: No Homeroom


Friday: Activity

This is Better Than That Activity

Tools Needed: Four or more objects.  These can be any objects around the classroom. A pencil, desk, book, water bottle, etc

Rules: Pick four or more objects that are different (or the same object that looks different). Split the class into even teams. Describe a scenario where each team has to solve a problem using only those objects. This can be anything from "You're stranded on a desert island" to "You're saving the world from Godzilla!" Have each team rank the objects based on their usefulness in that specific scenario, along with their reasoning.

Objective: This exercise inspires team creativity in problem solving.

The idea is to not make the scenarios too easy so it becomes obvious which objects are most useful.


WEEK 4 - Spring Break