The International Baccalaureate (IB) approach applies ten characteristics to describe an IB learner. As an IB World School, at Blair all students, staff and teachers strive to demonstrate the attributes of Inquirer, Thinker, Caring, Balanced, Knowledgeable, Open Minded, Risk taker, Communicator, Reflective and Principled.
This "IB Learner Profile" also demonstrates how the IB approach is about much more than academic success. Each month at Blair one characteristic is highlighted. For the month of December we are focusing on Balanced.
Balanced learners understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives-intellectual, physical, and emotional-to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
Students who are BALANCED are healthy and are aware that eating properly and exercising is important in their lives. They understand it is important to have a balance between the physical and mental aspects of their bodies. They spend time doing many different things.
Blair is an IB World School with three IB programs. The Middle Years Programme is all students grades 6-10. The Diploma Programme is offered for 11th and 12th graders, with the option of pursuing the full Diploma or individual course certificates. In the Career-related Programme, Health Careers Academy students integrate IB Diploma courses with their technical training and other requirements.
- What does it mean to live a balanced life for you?
- What does it mean to have balance in your family?
- How does balance impact our quality of life?
- How does balance impact our societies?
- What are the consequences of a lack of balance?
- What role do humor and flexibility play in seeking balance?
- What changes might I make to achieve greater balance in my life?