HABITS OF MIND

Habit of Mind
Description
Managing Impulsivity
Taking the time to deliberate before acting.
Listening with Understanding and Empathy
Making the effort to perceive another person’s perspective.
Thinking Flexibly
Considering Options and Changing Perspectives.
Striving for Accuracy
Setting high standards and finding ways to improve.
Persisting
Persevering in a task to completion and not giving up.
Metacognition
Thinking about one’s thinking. Being aware of how thoughts, feelings and actions affect others.
Questioning and Problem Posing
Findings problems to solve, seeking data and answers.
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
Accessing prior knowledge and applying that knowledge to new contexts.
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
Striving for accuracy in oral and written communications.
Gathering Data Through all Senses
Paying attention to the world around through taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight.
Creating, Imagining and Innovating
Generating new and novel ideas.
Responding with Wonderment and Awe
Being intrigued by the mystery in the world.
Taking Responsible Risks
Living on the edge of one’s competence.
Finding Humor
Enjoying the incongruous and unexpected. Being able to laugh at oneself.
Thinking Interdependently
Being able to work and learn as a team.
Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
Resisting complacency in learning and admitting when one does not know.
  Adapted from Campbell4
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