The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile hangs in every Primary Years IB classroom. However, the ten qualities seen as essential to good learning often remain simply a list of fuzzy words to the students. What does "Risk-Taker" and "Principled," really mean if they don't have practical examples of children their own age exemplifying these qualities? The beautiful, color illustrations are by second grader, Lauren Lohmeier. "I love these stories! They brought tears to my eyes because they turn negative situations into positive situations, such as the one about bullying being overcome with kindness." Diane Holman, Parent, Mission Viejo, CA "At last...These amusing and entertaining stories bring the Learner Profile to life for the students. Believable kids in real situations!" Marilynne Sinclair, Teacher, Ottowa, Canada "These stories are engaging and accessible.
They will no doubt encourage questions and conversation for elementary learners." Amy Elliott, Family Therapist, San Diego, CA Author, Jerry Chris, Ed.D., has been a teacher in Southern California for 38 years. He has authored seven educational books and two novels. Dr. Chris served as International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Mission Viejo High School, from 1985 until 2008.
In 1991 he became the first president of the California International Baccalaureate Organization (CIBO), the prototype for all the sub-regional groups in I.B. In 1998 he co-authored a senate bill which still provides funds for teacher training within the California I.B. organization. He also serves as an I.B. site visitor, Theory of Knowledge workshop leader, TOK examiner, school exam inspector, and applicant school consultant. Among his many awards are California-Orange Region (GATE) Teacher of the Year, Disney Creative Challenge County Teacher of the Year, and the Crystal Apple from NBC