Habits of Mind
Stick to it!
Persevering in task through to completion; remaining focused. Looking for ways to reach your goal when stuck. Not giving up.
Take your time!
Thinking before acting; remaining calm, thoughtful and deliberative
Devoting mental energy to another person’s thoughts and ideas; Make an effort to perceive another’s point of view and emotions.
Look at it another way!
Being able to change perspectives, generate alternatives, consider options.
Know your knowing!
Being aware of your own thoughts, strategies, feelings and actions and their effects on others.
Check it again!
Always doing your best. Setting high standards. Checking and finding ways to improve constantly.
How do you know?
Having a questioning attitude; knowing what data are needed & developing questioning strategies to produce those data. Finding problems to solve.
Use what you learn!
Accessing prior knowledge; transferring knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned.
Strive for accurate communication in both written and oral form; avoiding over-generalizations, distortions, deletions and exaggerations.
Use your natural pathways!
Pay attention to the world around you Gather data through all the senses. taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight.
Try a different way!
Generating new and novel ideas, fluency, originality
Have fun figuring it out!
Finding the world awesome, mysterious and being intrigued with phenomena and beauty.
Being adventuresome; living on the edge of one’s competence. Try new things constantly.
Laugh a little!
Finding the whimsical, incongruous and unexpected. Being able to laugh at one’s self.
Being able to work in and learn from others in reciprocal situations. Team work.
Learn from experiences!
Having humility and pride when admitting we don’t know; resisting complacency.