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Habits of Mind, created by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, are an identified set of sixteen problem solving, life related skills that are important for effective learning. At Our Lady we are implementing a selection of these learning behaviours from September 2019. Each Habit is introduced and embedded over a half term or term using a similar structure:

  • Introducing the Habit and what it means
  • Understanding why it is important and outlining strategies to support the Habit
  • Taking part in a Challenge morning, with organised activities, to apply the learning behaviour
  • Each Habit has an associated animal logo and motto that the pupils recognise

Please read our guides on each of the Habits we have implemented:

An outline of the 16 identified Habits of Mind

Questioning and Problem Posing challenge morning. Each class was given a stimulus and they had to ask as many questions as they could think of. We discussed which questions were the best and why. KS2 then had a mini-debate using one of the chosen questions.

Questioning and Problem Posing Whole school Assembly

Taking Responsible Risks Whole School Assembly

Taking Responsible Risks challenge day - we were given Maths challenges which we had to take responsible risks in order to solve.

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