Habits of Mind in 8Y

Welcome to 8th grade Social Studies Class of 2011!
We’ve enjoyed meeting and introducing you to the Habits of Mind. The Habits of Mind act as an “Internal Compass” for effective problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and questioning (Costa).
Teams generated excellent connections during discussions. Examples of people/groups/characters that model specific HOM include:
Persistence – Percy Jackson
Thinking Interdependently – US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations – President Barack Obama, The Giver from the novel of the same name
Striving for Accuracy – Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom
Managing Impulsivity – People during Hurricane Irene
Do you want to add to the list? Post a comment.
Art Costa and Bena Kallick identified 16 Habits of Mind and we have adopted 6. Take a look at our class handout:

EXTRA CREDIT OP: Make connections to the HOM & record your answers BELOW or leave a comment. Follow digital etiquette and cyber safety.

Meet Art Costa, the man behind the HOM! He’s done the research. Now, it’s up to you…are you ready to challenge your thinking? Watch this brief interview.

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