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Essential Student Attitudes

Essential PYP Student Attitudes

In addition to the IB Learner Profile, the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the development of positive attitudes toward people, toward the environment, and toward learning. The PYP Attitudes are the essence of the Learner Profile in action. At Silverthorne Elementary support students as they develop and demonstrate:


Appreciationappreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people


Commitmentbeing committed to their learning, persevering, and showing self-discipline and responsibility


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- cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands


Creativitybeing creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas


Curiosity- being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people, and cultures


Empathyimaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning, and emotions


Enthusiasm- enjoying learning


Independencethinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned principles, and being able to defend their judgments

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