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Habits of Mind

Salt Lake Elementary

Habits of Mind

Arthur L. Costa

 

v Attending

Focuses on the task at hand

Is not easily distracted

 

 

 

 

v Persistence

Keeps on trying: does not give up easily

 

 

 

 

v Deliberativeness

Shows less impulsivity; thinks before acting

 

 

 

 

v Flexibility/Fluency

*Open to alternatives; sees  

many possibilities

*Can generate many different ideas

 

 

 

 

v Precision

Uses words carefully; checks for accuracy and quality; attends to detail

 

 

 

 

v Inquisitiveness

Responds by asking questions; enjoys problem solving, and demonstrates curiosity

 

 

 

 

v Life -long learner

Strives for improvement; searches for new and better ways

 

 

 

 

v Originality

Enjoys making and doing original things

 

 

 

 

v Metacognition

Puts into words his/her own thinking; self-reflects

 

 

 

 

v Empathy

Listens to others with sensitivity and understanding

 

 

 

 

v Elaboration

Builds on other people’s thinking

 

 

 

 

v Risk-taking

Willing to take on new challenges; not afraid of making mistakes

 

 

v Prior Knowledge

 

 Learns from experience

 

Below are the Habit of Minds that we would like to focus on each month.
August – Attending
September – Empathy
October – Deliberativeness
November/December – Risk-taking
January – Persistence
February – Inquisitiveness
March – Prior Knowledge
April – Precision & Accuracy
May – Flexibility and Originality