Habit of Mind
Description of the Habit of Mind
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#1 Persisting
Persisting in its simplest definition is to never give up. To never give up is do keep going even if there are difficulties opposition or failures.
I think that Mr. A is very persistent at trying to make me and other people uncomfortable.
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#2 Managing Impulsivity
To manage your impulsivity is like NOT blurting out an answer to a question, even though you really want to. You just sit there quietly and wait for the teacher to call on you. It is also like stopping for pedestrians when you are on the road. You don't want to but you need to. Managing impulsivity is all about stopping yourself before someone gets hurt. A person who is very good at managing their impulses is my sister Christine. She is very noisy but she is good at managing impulses.
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#3 Listening with understanding and empathy
You listen to others with great understanding and feeling of interest or how you feel about what you are listening to.
I would say that Dr. Drew has this habit of mind, because he listens to his patients very well and understands to try and help!
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#4 Thinking flexibly
People who think flexibly have the most control and can envision the most consequences. Also they are the most open thinkers, and they can understand another point of view very easily. They are very precise and they can see more than others. Plus they are very confident, creative, humorous, and productive. If you want them to do what you want, you don't want to confuse them. My friend Helen's dad reminds me of this because when your a doctor, you have to know how your patient is feeling to understand what is wrong with them. Also, you have to be very open minded to every disease in the book, especially the deadly ones.
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#5 Thinking about your thinking (metacognition)
Metacognition is when you think about your thoughts and how you can do better. You know how your actions and feelings affect others. People who are good at metacognition know how they solve problems and know what they know. It is also known as hypercognition, which was first used by A. Demetriou. That means to be able to self-monitor, self-represent, and self-regulate processes, which are known as integral components of the human mind. Integral components of the human mind are essential parts you have to have to think properly.
I think that Albert Einstein was a good metacognator because he didn't get good grades in school, but he learned from his mistakes and he improved to be successful. His parents said that he did not talk until the age of three, but they still knew he was going to be smart.
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#6 Striving for accuracy
Striving accuracy is when you want to do as best to your ability. Some people turn in sloppy uncorrected work, just to get rid of that assignment, then there are the people like Mario Cuomo, a great speech writer and politician. He said that his speeches were never done, but a deadline made him stop. If you strive for accuracy, then you set high standards for yourself and are checking and finding ways to improve constantly.
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#7 Questioning and problem posing
This habit of mind is a very interesting habit because it tells you to question things. this habit has you always checking and being sure of something. One example of posing questions is what if. Teachers hate it but it is a habit of mind. Thomas Edison is great example because his light bulb was not perfect and he posed questions.
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#8 Applying past knowledge to new situations
Applying past knowledge to new situations means that you are taking your knowledge from previous times and use it to solve new problems. For example, like a math problem you did a week ago is the same as the one now but you can't remember how to do it because you don't use it often. People with good skill with "Applying past knowledge to new situations" usually have a good memory and could draw back memory easily.
Thomas A. Edison was on that I think have that habit of mind. He tried a lot of ways to make a light bulb to work but never succeed. Every time he failed to create a working light bulb, he tried again but take out the flaws from the previous experiment.
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#9 Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
Thinking and communicating with clarity is using $1000 words. They eliminate non-descriptive words and use very descriptive words. They also avoid making oral and written mistakes. They would practice hours on essay, speeches and even in letters to a close friend. They take their time on language. People with this ability usually is a good speaker and a good writer.
Presidents are people I think about when talking about thinking and communicating with clarity and precision. They need to give speeches to the country and you don't want to make an oral mistake. They also write papers and documents on important subject. That also needs hours of editing to make sure no mistakes were made.
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#10 Gather data through all senses
This habit of mind is a very easy one to grasp, but many people can not do it. This also helps with the three kinds of learning; Kinesthetic, visual, and auditory. These all are different ways of learning something and they all get the job done. However if you can use all three of these you can learn very quickly. Einstein is the best example of this because he was able to learn very fast in all three ways.
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#11 Creating, imagining, and innovating
Creating, imagining, and innovating is when you are always thinking of new ideas and trying other, easier ways to do things. You are very creative. Creative people take risks and push themselves to the boundaries of their perceived limits. These kinds of people are open to criticism. They are constantly striving for fluency, perfection, balance, simplicity, and harmony. Steve Jobs was an innovator. He was always trying to find new things to make or design for Apple.
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#12 Responding with wonderment and awe
People that have no trouble responding with wonderment and awe enjoy learning and finding new things. They find the world exciting and mysterious. They often wonder about how things were created and why things are the way they are. They are interested in weird phenomena and beauty.
Someone that I think respond with wonderment and awe is Sheldon off of Big Bang Theory. He is always wondering and he is very animated. When he discovers something new he is very excited and he is amazed.
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#13 Taking responsible risks
Ones who are good at this take risks constantly, but know when enough is enough! They don't just do it for a laugh, they do it on prior knowledge and don't sulk just because they failed. They also are spontaneous, adventurous,and social butterflies. Some kids miss the opportunity to expand their learning and meet others just because they don't want to fail, they're perfectionists. When your not a perfectionist, life is more fulfilling! You don't wait for an opportunity, you go get one. This is like my cousin Rosemary. She is adventurous and no one can set her back, not even her parents. But she knows when she goes too far and immediately apologizes. She sets boundaries and then breaks them. Some people wonder why I like to tag along with my cousin so much, but they don;t know what she is capable of. Besides, every risk I take, my cousin helps me do it. Even when I try to back out.
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#14 Finding humor
Finding humor is when you laugh at your own mistakes. NOT other peoples mistakes. You move on to different things after you laugh at yourself a bit for something bad or good you have done.George Lopez would have this habit of mind mastered because he can find humor easily and he moves on to live his life.
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#15 Thinking interdependently
Thinking interdependently means being able to work in a group. It also means being willing and open to accept feedback from a critical friend. Renowned mountain climber Willie Unsoeld said, "Take care of each other. Share your energies with the group. No one must feel alone or cut off, for that is when you do not make it."
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#16 Remaining open to continuous learning
Knowing that there is much more to learn even if you know what you want to know and wanting to keep learning
Somebody that i know that wants to always keep learning would be Ashlen because he always seems to be learning new things and likes talking about them.
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