Habits of Mind

  • Habits of Mind (Costa & Kallick, 2000) is a framework that describes sixteen habits that can be recognized and developed in our students. As we develop these habits alongside academic achievement, we are developing well-rounded citizens with the necessary skills to succeed in college, career, and life after school.


    • Persisting
    • Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
    • Managing impulsivity
    • Gathering data through all senses
    • Listening with understanding and empathy
    • Creating, imagining, innovating
    • Thinking flexibly
    • Responding with wonderment and awe
    • Thinking about thinking (metacognition)
    • Taking responsible risks
    • Striving for accuracy
    • Finding humor
    • Questioning and posing problems
    • Thinking interdependently
    • Applying past knowledge to new situations
    • Remaining open to continuous learning