The 16 Habits Of Mind
Terms in this set (16)
Sticking to task at hand; Follow through to completion; Can and do remain focused.
Take time to consider options; Think before speaking or acting; Remain
calm when stressed or challenged; Thoughtful and considerate of others; Proceed carefully.
Listening with Understanding and Empathy:
Pay attention to and do not dismiss another
person's thoughts, feeling and ideas; Seek to put myself in the other person's shoes; Tell others
when I can relate to what they are expressing; Hold thoughts at a distance in order to respect
another person's point of view and feelings.
Able to change perspective; Consider the input of others; Generate
alternatives; Weigh options
Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition):
Being aware of own thoughts, feelings, intentions
and actions; Knowing what I do and say affects others; Willing to consider the impact of choices
on myself and others.
Striving for Accuracy:
Check for errors; Measure at least twice; Nurture a desire for exactness,
fidelity & craftsmanship.
Questioning and Posing Problems:
Ask myself, "How do I know?"; develop a questioning
attitude; Consider what information is needed, choose strategies to get that information; Consider
the obstacles needed to resolve.
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
Use what is learned; Consider prior knowledge
and experience; Apply knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned.
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision:
Strive to be clear when speaking
and writing; Strive be accurate to when speaking and writing; Avoid generalizations, distortions,
minimizations and deletions when speaking, and writing.
Gathering Data through All Senses:
Stop to observe what I see; Listen to what I hear; Take
note of what I smell; Taste what I am eating; Feel what I am touching.
.Creating, Imagining, Innovating:
Think about how something might be done differently from
the "norm"; Propose new ideas; Strive for originality; Consider novel suggestions others might
Responding with Wonderment and Awe:
Intrigued by the world's beauty, nature's power and
vastness for the universe; Have regard for what is awe-inspiring and can touch my heart; Open to
the little and big surprises in life I see others and myself.
Taking Responsible Risks:
Willing to try something new and different; Consider doing things
that are safe and sane even though new to me; Face fear of making mistakes or of coming up
short and don't let this stop me.
Willing to laugh appropriately; Look for the whimsical, absurd, ironic and
unexpected in life; Laugh at myself when I can.
Willing to work with others and welcome their input and
perspective; Abide by decisions the work group makes even if I disagree somewhat; Willing to
learn from others in reciprocal situations.
Remaining Open to Continuous Learning:
Open to new experiences to learn from; Proud and
humble enough to admit when don't know; Welcome new information on all subjects.