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Habits of Mind: Create, Imagine and Innovate!

Habits of Mind: Create, Imagine and Innovate!

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~Mark Twain “What is now proved was […]

Jul 27, 2015     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Gathering Data Through All the Senses

Habits of Mind: Gathering Data Through All the Senses

“If you will look carefully, Listen carefully, You will find a lot of things carefully. Look … and listen.” -Mr. […]

Feb 23, 2015     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Clear and Precise Language

Habits of Mind: Clear and Precise Language

Can you really expect clear and precise language from preschoolers? Like most things, the answer is “It depends.” Some children start using […]

Nov 13, 2014     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Applying What We Know

Habits of Mind: Applying What We Know

My favorite thing to do with very young children is to introduce them to a helium balloon. Their life experience so far tells them […]

Aug 25, 2014     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Questioning and Posing Problems

Habits of Mind: Questioning and Posing Problems

  Asking questions seems like a normal part of childhood.  What parent hasn’t spent a few moments wishing their child had fewer […]

May 8, 2014     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Precision and Accuracy

Habits of Mind: Precision and Accuracy

The sixth Habit of Mind is striving for accuracy and precision. In simple terms, accuracy refers to doing an action […]

Aug 1, 2013     1 Comment
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Habits of Mind: Metacognition

Habits of Mind: Metacognition

“The hardest kind of thinking…is thinking about thinking.” –Anna, age 9 The fifth habit of mind is metacognition. It is […]

Jun 3, 2013     No Comments
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Habits of Mind #4: Flexible Thinking

Habits of Mind #4: Flexible Thinking

The fourth Habit of Mind is Thinking Flexibly, or being able to see things from different points of view.  Flexible thinkers can see […]

Apr 18, 2013     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Listening and Empathy

Habits of Mind: Listening and Empathy

The third Habit of Mind is listening to others with understanding and empathy. Some psychologists believe that the ability to […]

Feb 21, 2013     2 Comments
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Habits of Mind: Managing Impulsivity

Habits of Mind: Managing Impulsivity

This is the second in a series about Habits of Mind, a list of behaviors developed by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, […]

Jan 28, 2013     No Comments
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