The Habits of Mind

1. Persisting


 Sticking to the Job – seeing it through to the completion of the task. Looking for ways to solve the problems when you come up against them.



2. Managing Implusivity


Take your time and think before you act. Remain calm, thoughtful and deliberative. 



3. Listening with Understanding and Empathy


Understanding others. Thinking about others thoughts and ideas.    



4. Thinking Flexibly


 Look at things in another way. Change your Perspective, change things around and think of other options.



5. Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)


Know about your Knowing. Being aware of your thoughts, strategies, feelings and actions and their effects on others.



6. Striving for Accuracy


Check it Again. Always do your best and setting high standards. Always looking at how you can improve.



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 have already learnt and transferring that knowledge to the new situation.



9. Communicating with Precision and Clarity


Be clear. Strive for accuracy in communication in both written and oral forms. Avoid over generalisations, distortions, deletions and exaggerations.



10. Gather data through all senses


Use the natural pathways. Pay attention to the world around you. Gather data through all the senses – touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight.



11. Creating, Imaging and Innovating


Try things in a different way. Generating new and novel ideas, fluency and originality.



12. Responding with Wonderment and Awe


Having fun figuring it out. Finding the world wonderful and awesome.  



13. Taking Responsible Risks


Venture Out. Be adventuresome; living on the edge of one’s competence. Try new things constantly.



14. Finding Humour


Laugh a little. Finding the whimsical, incongrous and unexpected. Being able to laugh at yourself.



15. Thinking Interdependently


Work Together! Being able to work and learn from others in reciprocal situations. Team Work!



16. Remaining Open to Continuous Learning


I have so much to learn! Being able to say to say that you dont know somethng

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