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Habits of Mind
HABITS OF MIND
There are at least 16 "Habits of Mind" - good habits to help us when we are thinking and learning.
PERSISTING
Stick to it!
Persevering in a task through
to the end. Do not give up.
 
 
MANAGING IMPULSIVITY
Take your time!
Thinking before acting.
 
LISTENING WITH UNDERSTANDING
AND EMPATHY
Understand others!
Make an effort to perceive
another's point of view and emotions.
 
 
THINKING AND COMMUNICATING
WITH CLARITY AND PRECISION
Be clear!
Striving for accurate communication
in both written and oral form.
APPLYING PAST KNOWLEDGE
TO NEW SITUATIONS
Use what you learn!
Accessing prior knowledge;
transferring knowledge beyond
the situation in which it was learned.
 
 
QUESTIONING AND PROBLEM POSING
How do you know?
Having a questioning attitude.
Finding problems to solve.
METACOGNITION - THINKING
ABOUT YOUR THINKING
Know your knowing
Being aware of your own thoughts, strategies, feelings and actions.
 
 
THINKING FLEXIBLY
Look at it Another Way!
Being able to change perspectives, generate alternatives, consider options
STRIVING FOR ACCURACY
Check it again!
Always doing your best. Setting high standards. Checking and finding ways to improve constantly.
 
 
GATHERING DATA THROUGH ALL YOUR SENSES
Use your natural pathways!  Pay attention to the world around you Gather data through all the senses. taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight
CREATING, IMAGINING AND INNOVATING
Try a different way! Generating new and novel ideas, fluency, originality
 
 
 
RESPONDING WITH WONDERMENT AND AWE
Have fun figuring it out!
Finding the world awesome, mysterious and being intrigued with phenomena and beauty. Being passionate.
TAKING RESPONSIBLE RISKS
Venture out!  
Being adventuresome; living on the edge of one's competence. Try new things constantly.
 
 
 
FINDING HUMOUR
Laugh a little!
Finding the whimsical, incongruous and unexpected.  Being able to laugh at oneself.
THINKING INTERDEPENDENTLY
Work together!
Being able to work in and learn from others in reciprocal situations.
Team work.
 
REMAINING OPEN TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING
Learn from experiences! Having humility and pride when admitting we don't know; resisting complacency.
 
 
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