What Parents Should Know About 16 Habits

by Elizabeth Carter –

What do you know about the 16 Habits of Mind?  

Maybe you should know more.

In short, they are 16 positive characteristic or dispositions that successful people demonstrate when solving problems.

The 16 Habits of Mind is a learning model your school or teachers may be implementing in the classroom.  As a parent, being aware of these 16 characteristics can help you nurture your child’s development and learning habits at home – especially useful for gifted students.

Arthur L. Costa, the co-author of the core principles of The 16 Habits of Mind says, “The 16 Habits of Mind are the characteristics of what intelligent people do when they are confronted with problems, the resolutions to which are not immediately apparent.”

This is a new way to think about how students (and you!) learn.  Take time to get to know each of the 16 habits.  Here is a useful reference chart from The Institute for Habits of Mind.

HabitsofTheMindChart

 

Dig further and read the book, Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind 16 Foundational Characteristics for Success.

51ON4ThL8ZL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_“The Habits of Mind are an identified set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society and promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity an craftsmanship.” as defined by the authors of this learning model, Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick.

Here are some more useful resources to explore. 

What is Habits of Mind?

16 Habits of Mind Chart

Developing Your Child’s Habit of Success In School, Life and Work

 

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