OPEN-MINDEDPeople who are open-minded understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.
Making the IB Connection at School
Students explored the idea of being open-minded through an art exercise on diversity. The students discussed how snowflakes are different, just like each of us. Snowflakes come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes, but when brought together can make beautiful scenery, and lots of fun to play in! We agreed that none of us care that they are all different, we enjoy them all the same! This led to a discussion on diversity and the importance of being open-minded in a diverse, global world. Students were then given a blank piece of paper and asked to create a snowflake of their own. While students worked, we sang the song, "Happiness Is...". In this song, when a child's name is called, they have to tell one thing that makes them happy. We have to realize that what makes one person happy might not be the same for everyone else. We were open-minded to listen & share!
Making the IB Connection at Home
· Encourage your child to try out new things- new foods, new games and new traditions
· Expose your child to different festivals, celebrations and traditions and be sure to present them in a non-judgmental way
· Encourage your child to really listen to others when they speak