H. Clarke Powers School is an authorized IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP).  Currently, we are in the Consideration Phase for the Middle Years Programme.
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IB 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 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 and other places), these attitudes

 become second nature for children.
 
Appreciation
They appreciate the wonder and beauty of the world and it's people
Commitment
Being 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, apply what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices
Cooperation
Cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands
Creativity
Being 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
Empathy
Imaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation, in order to understand thoughts, reasoning and emotions
Enthusiasm
Enjoying learning
Independence
Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reasonable principles and being able to defend their judgments
Integrity
Having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty
Respect
Respecting themselves, others and the world around them
Tolerance
Feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being respectful to the needs of others
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