Habits of Mind

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DAILY HABIT OF MIND

Brought to by Mr. T


In the quest for Students to take full responsibility for their education..

(and my own journey of self understanding and growth..)


We must first have formation of mind and empowerment.

I believe the Habits of Mind can do just this.


As it is on the positive side of the transforming habits and cognitive distortions.


Special recognition to Mr. Bruce Fuller, Principal of Dieck Elementary who is utilizing this philosophy with his students and enlightened me with the concept.


We bridge this brilliant self formation and understanding through middle, high school, alternative and non-traditional platforms.


This webpage brings the facts and fun of research and creative curriculum..


Mr T


Richard Kerry Thompson

Dean of On Line Learning

Swartz Creek Community Schools.

What is YOUR Modus Operandi ?

"Habits of Mind are the characteristics of what intelligent people do when they

are confronted with problems, the resolutions of which are not immediately

apparent." (Costa)


Understanding what Habits of Mind are, and what each of them encompasses, is something that develops and deepens as we work with them

The table below gives a brief description of each Habit of Mind.


Note that all the Habits are verbs.

Legend...

This webpage has the 16 Habits of Mind.

With in each description is..

1- The name of the Habit

2- The description of the Habit

3- Mr. Ts' added two cents - theory

4- Mr. Ts' Rap of the Habit link - Smule APP

5- Link out to a dedicated comprehensive overview of each Habit

6- Pictures below each Habit corresponding to the above mentioned.

7- The question that begs itself...

1. Persisting

Stick to it!

Persevering in task through to completion;

remaining focused.

Looking for ways to reach your goal when stuck.

Not giving up.

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Be the element of Water...

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Latin Lesson of Habit

Inviniam Viam - I will find a way

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Quote for Habit

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Question that begs itself:

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Persisting below

2. Managing Impulsivity

Take your Time!

Thinking before acting;

remaining calm,

thoughtful and deliberative.

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Chillax,,,

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Managing Impusivity below

3. Listening with Empathy and Understanding

Take your Time!

Thinking before acting;

remaining calm,

thoughtful and deliberative.

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Don't judge another person until you have walked a mile in their shoes...

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Listening with Empathy and Understanding below

4. Thinking Flexibly

Look at it Another Way!

Being able to change perspectives,

generate alternatives,

consider options

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Thinking Flexibly below

5. Thinking about your Thinking : Metacognition

Know your knowing!

Being aware of your own thoughts,

strategies, feelings and actions

and their effects on others.

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Thinking Flexibly below

6. Striving for Accuracy

Check it again!

Always doing your best.

Setting high standards.

Checking and finding ways to improve constantly.

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of 6. Striving for Accuracy below

7. Questioning and Posing Problems

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

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Questioning and Posing Problems below

8. Applying Past Knowledge

Use what you Learn!

Accessing prior knowledge;

transferring

knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned.

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Applying Past Knowledge below

9. Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

Be clear!

Striving for accurate communication in both written

and oral form;

avoiding over generalizations,

distortions,deletions and exaggerations.

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision below

10. Gathering Data Through All Senses

Use your natural pathways!

Pay attention to the world around you

Gather data through all the senses.

taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Gathering Data Through All Senses below

11. Creating, Imagining & Innovating

Try a different way!

Generating new and novel ideas, fluency, originality

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Creating, Imagining & Innovating below

12. Responding With Wonderment and Awe

Have fun figuring it out!

Finding the world awesome, mysterious

and being intrigued with phenomena and beauty.

Being passionate.


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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Responding With Wonderment and Awe below

13. Taking Responsible Risks

Venture out!

Being adventuresome; living on the edge of one's

competence.

Try new things constantly.

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Taking Responsible Risks below

14. Finding Humor

Laugh a little!

Finding the whimsical, incongruous and unexpected.

Being able to laugh at oneself.

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Finding Humor below

15. Thinking Interdependently

Work together!

Being able to work in and learn from others in reciprocal situations.

Team work.

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Thinking Interdependently below

16. Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

I have so much more to Learn

Having humility and pride when admitting we don't know;

resisting complacency.

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Mr. Ts Persisting Rap

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Link to Comprehensive Overview of Remaining Open to Continuous Learning below