7 Intelligent Behaviors

7 Characteristics of Intelligent Behavior By: Ruby M. King

Here Are List of Seven Intelligent Behaviors

1. Persistence: not giving up when the answer to a problem is not immediately known.

  • Teacher Support: give many opportunities to explore answer

2. Overcoming impulsiveness: planning, clarifying goals, exploring alternative strategies and considering consequences before you begin.

  • Teacher Support: Explain reasons for learning new unit and the benefits of its use.

3. Listening to others: some cognitive psychologists think that the ability to listen to another person and understand their point of view is one of the highest forms of

intelligent behavior.

  • Teacher Support: Give each student opportunity to express their themselves freely

4. Flexibility in thinking: considering other points of view rather than running with the first possibility.

  • Teacher Support: Group assignments, open ended questions, group discussions.

5. Questioning and problem posing: asking questions and finding out problems for yourself.

  • Teacher Support: Group Discussions, and research assignments

6. Checking for accuracy and precision: not letting speed surpass your desire for craftsmanship.

  • Teacher Support: Encourage students to turn in assignments on time with excellence

7. Applying past knowledge to new situations: calling upon your store of knowledge

and experience as sources of data, theories to explain, or processes to solve each new challenge.

  • Teacher Support: Ask students about their prior knowledge to a new lesson



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