Thomas Tallis School Habits of Mind

Successful leaders are collaborative, disciplined, persistent, inquisitive, and imaginative. But how can middle and high schoolers develop these valuable characteristics? An informative handout supplies suggestions for incorporating leadership skills into a school society.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a five-week unit in which class members focus on ways to improve each habit of mind with the suggested strategies
  • Pass out to small groups for a discussion about real-life ways to apply each example
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for a focus on the Habits of Mind teaching philosophy, but applicable for any classroom focused on character education
Pros

  • Each category lists nine demonstratable examples of ways to use the habit
  • A good way to establish a strong, motivated classroom community
Cons

  • None