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Habits of Mind

HABITS OF MIND

1.   Persisting                                                                     
Stick to it!  Persevering in task through to completion; remaining focused.  Looking  
for ways to reach your goal when stuck.   Not giving up.
 
2.   Managing impulsivity
Take your Time!  Thinking before acting; remaining calm, thoughtful and deliberative.
 
3.   Listening with understanding and empathy
Understand Others!  Evoting mental  energy to another person's thoughts  and ideas. 
Make an effort to perceive  another's point of view and emotions.    
                                                                                      
 4.   Thinking flexibly
Look at it Another Way! Being able to change perspectives, generate alternatives,
consider options.
 
5.   Thinking about your thinking (Metacognition)
Know your knowing!  Being aware of your  own thoughts, strategies, feelings and actions and their effects on others.       
                         
 6.   Striving for accuracy
Check it again!  Always doing your best.  Setting high standards. 
Checking and finding ways to improve constantly.
 
 
7.   Questioning and problem posing     
How do you know? Having a questioning attitude; knowing what data are
needed and developing questioning strategies to produce those data. 
Finding problems to  solve.     
 
8.   Applying past knowledge to new situations
Use what you Learn!  Accessing prior knowledge; transferring knowledge beyond
the situation in which it was learned.
 
9.   Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision                                
Be clear!  Striving for accurate  communication in both written and oral   form;  avoiding over generalizations,  distortions, deletions and exaggerations.                     
 
10.   Gather data through all senses
Use your natural pathways!  Pay attention to the world around you. 
Gather data through all the senses; taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight.
 
11.  Creating, Imagining and innovating  
Try a different way!  Generating new and novel ideas, fluency, originality.                    
                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                         
12.   Responding with wonderment and awe
Having fun figuring it out!  Finding the world awesome, mysterious and being
intrigued with phenomena and beauty.
 
13.   Taking responsible risks                                            
Venture out!  Being adventuresome; living  on the edge of one's competence. 
Try new things constantly.           
                                                        
14.   Finding humor 
Laugh a little!  Finding the whimsical, incongruous and unexpected.  Being able
to laugh at oneself.              
                                
15.   Thinking interdependently                                      
Work  together!  Being able to work in and  learn from others in reciprocal situations.    Team work.         
                                                                                             
 16.   Remaining open to continuous learning
I have so much more to learn!  Having humility and pride when admitting
we don't know; resisting complacency.

 

 

 

 

 


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