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HABITS OF MIND. YEAR 7 Multiple Intelligences –Each person is able to learn –All humans are born with eight different intelligences –Each intelligence.

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2 YEAR 7 Multiple Intelligences –Each person is able to learn –All humans are born with eight different intelligences –Each intelligence learns differently –QUICK QUIZ – What are the eight smarts?

3 YEAR 8 Building upon what you did in year 7 Taking it a step further –What are your strengths? –What areas would you like to work on? –What Habits would you like to develop?

4 What are the HABITS OF MIND? Art Costa Research into the behaviour of successful people – the best in their field, e.g. athletes What do they have in common with the way they go about using their minds? Learning to behave more intelligently Came up with 16 habits

5 You are already using many of the habits, at school and outside of school Giving you a language to use


7 PERSISTING Stick to it! Trying different strategies Finding different ways to reach your goals Remaining focused

8 MANAGING IMPULSIVITY Take your time! Thinking before acting (how many of us DONT do that?) Choose your response Think time and wait time – e.g. count to three before call out

9 THINKING FLEXIBLY Look at it another way Looking at something one way and imagining it a different way Being open to alternatives, differences, change Coming at problems from a different angle Redefining what the problem is As a result of hearing everyones opinions, I have changed my mind…

10 LISTENING WITH EMPATHY & UNDERSTANDING Understand others Understanding where another person is coming from Anothers point of view and emotions LISTENING versus HEARING Are we always able to summarise the opinions of others?

11 STRIVING FOR ACCURACY Check it again Striving for your personal best Set high standards Getting it right – doing it better Checking and finding ways to improve constantly Is satisfactory good enough?

12 Thinking about your thinking METACOGNITION Know your knowing Being aware of your own thoughts, strategies, feelings & actions Reflecting – what works and what doesnt work? Metacognitive awareness – how did you solve your problem? = ?

13 QUESTIONING & POSING PROBLEMS How do you know? Having a questioning attitude Do you remember when you were five? Knowing what data you need Developing questioning strategies to develop that data

14 APPLYING PAST KNOWLEDGE TO NEW SITUATIONS Use what you learn! Access prior knowledge Take knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned Numb3rs

15 THINKING & COMMUNICATING WITH CLARITY AND PRECISION Be clear! Fuzzy language – EVERYBODY thinks that this is so… Really? Is there not ONE person who doesnt think this way? Being accurate when talking and writing Avoiding over generalising, distorting, deleting, exaggerating

16 CREATING, IMAGINING, INNOVATING Try a different way Coming up with new ideas Being original

17 TAKING RESPONSIBLE RISKS Venture out! Reach for the stars Trying something new Going outside your comfort zone – growing as a person Measuring up the risks How many of us find talking in front of a group scary?

18 GATHERING DATA THROUGH ALL SENSES Use your natural pathways Tasting, smelling, touching, moving, listening, seeing Gathering different sorts of data Learning best by taking information in using all our senses

19 THINKING INTERDEPENDENTLY Work together! Working with others Learning from others Team work

20 FINDING HUMOUR Laugh a little! Seeing the funny side of things Laughing at ourselves Not about putting others down This habit is demonstrated by the most successful people Most advanced form of intelligence – it is a difficult thing to do

21 RESPONDING WITH WONDERMENT & AWE Have fun figuring it out Passionate, amazed, intrigued Love doing what you are doing The most successful love what they do –examples? Opposite of: –Thats boring… –Who cares…

22 REMAINING OPEN TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING I have so much more to learn The teacher myth: we know it all Door staying open The most successful people always want to learn more, to improve, to get better Opposite of being arrogant –I know it all

23 ONE LAST POINT Nothings stopping you from becoming the most successful person you can be.

24 HABITS OF MIND PORTFOLIOS WHAT IS A PORTFOLIO? Collection of work Shows effort, growth and achievement Reflecting about learning Self evaluating Setting goals

25 WHAT CAN YOU INCLUDE? Tests Oral presentations Worksheets Role plays Journal writing Musical pieces Artwork What else?

26 PORTFOLIO PROCESS 1.Collect – in your log 2.Select – pieces to include 3.Reflect – using the portfolio entry sheet 4.Connect – at parent-teacher interviews

27 TERM 1 Becoming familiar with the Habits of Mind Use your Year 7 Multiple Intelligences portfolio to work out your strengths and problem areas and to set learning goals for the year Based on your goals, you will then select four Habits of Mind – one from each category Cover page of portfolio

28 THE 16 HABITS OF MIND Thinking Thinking about your thinking (metacognition) Thinking and communicating with clarity & precision Thinking interdependently Thinking flexibly Responding & interacting Listening with understanding and empathy Taking responsible risks Responding with wonderment and awe Finding humour Remaining open to continuous learning Data gathering Applying past knowledge to new situations Questioning and problem posing Gather data through all senses Completing a task Persisting Managing impulsivity Striving for accuracy Creating, imagining & innovating

29 You will show your development in each habit by selecting a minimum of two pieces of work or activities A total of 8 entries – 2 x 4 habits Each piece you include must come from a different subject

30 Term 1 Goal setting Parent-Teacher Interviews –Presentation of goals

31 Term 2 Parent-Teacher Interviews –Goal update Complete entries for two of the habits you have chosen Portfolio entry sheet for each piece you include

32 Term 3 Complete entries for other two habits you have chosen Present portfolios at parent-teacher interviews in August

33 Term 4 Finishing touches Revisit goal setting – have you achieved your goals and how? Present completed portfolios to classmates

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