THE 16 HABITS OF MIND

Persisting:
Stick to it! Persevering in a task through to completion; remaining focused.

Managing Impulsivity: 
Take your time! Thinking before acting; remain calm, thoughtful and deliberate.

Thinking Flexibly:
Look at it in another way! Being able to change perspective, generate alternatives and consider options.

Listening with Understanding and Empathy:
Understand others! Devoting mental energy to another person's thoughts and ideas; holding in abeyance one's own thoughts in order to perceive another's point of view.

Questioning and Posing Problems:
How do you know? Having a questioning attitude; knowing what data you need and developing questioning strategies to produce that data. Finding problems to solve.

Thinking Interdependently:
Work together! Being able to work in and learn from others in reciprocal situations.

Remaning Open to Continuous Learning:
I have so much more to learn! Having humility and pride when admitting we don't know; resisting complacency.

Thinking about your Thinking - Metacognition:
Know your knowing! Being aware of one's own thoughts, strategies, feelings and actions and their efforts on others.

Striving for Accuracy:
Check it again! A desire for exactness, fidelity and craftsmanship.

Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision:
Be clear! Striving for accurate communication in both written and oral form; avoid over generalizations distortions and deletions.

Responding with Wonderment and Awe:
Have fun figuring it out! Finding the world awesome, mysterious and being intrigued with phenomena and beauty.

Gathering Data Through All Senses:
Use your natural pathways! Gathering data through all the sensory pathways - gustatory, olfactory, tactile, kinesthetic, auditory and visual.

Creating, Imagining and Innovating:
Try a different way! Generating new and novel ideas, fluency and originality.

Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations:
Use what you learn! Accessing prior knowledge; transferring knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned.

Taking Responsible Risks:
Venture out! Being adventuresome; living on the edge of one's competence.

Finding Humor:
Laugh a little! Finding the whimsical, incongruous and unexpected; being able to laugh at yourself.