Habits of Mind
for JuneRemaining Open to Continuous Learning
Learn from experiences! Having humility and pride when admitting we don't know; resisting complacency.
Why LdVCS Values the Habits of Mind
At LdVCS, we hope to cultivate in your child the positive habits of mind that successful people exhibit when they approach and solve complex problems in intelligent ways. The "habits of mind" described by Art Costa include:
- Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
- Listening with understanding and empathy
- Gathering data through all senses
- Creating, imaging, and innovating
- Thinking about your thinking (metacognition)
- Responding with wonderment and awe
- Questioning and problem posing
- Taking responsible risks
- Managing impulsivity
- Finding humor
- Thinking flexibility
- Thinking interdependently
- Striving for accuracy
- Remaining open to continuous learning
- Applying past knowledge to new situations
Helpful resources about the Habits of Mind
- Habits of Mind at Home: a list of things you can do at home to strengthen your child's habits of mind.
- DEVELOPING YOUR CHILD’S HABITS OF SUCCESS IN SCHOOL, LIFE, AND WORK: a longer more in-depth paper.