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Helping Your Child Become A More Self-Directed Learner. Introducing the Habits of Mind. What do you notice about your children that makes you think that they need to become more self-directed and better thinkers?. What do you observe about their behavior? How would you like them to be?.

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What do you notice about your children that makes you think that they need to become more self-directed and better thinkers?

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What do you observe about their behavior?
  • How would you like them to be?
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16 Habits of Mind

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

How do you know?

Having a questioning attitude.

Developing strategies to produce

needed data. Finding problems to solve.

questions to stimulate the habits
Questions to Stimulate the Habits
  • What sense did you make of this?
  • What questions came to mind as you think about this?
  • Which part do you know for sure?
  • Which part do you understand?
  • Which part are you not certain about?
  • What do you notice about this?
  • What patterns do you notice?
  • What do you wish was easier?
  • What did you understand the question to be?
  • What do you wonder about?
  • Tell me more
  • Help me understand

Getting to I Got It!, Betty K. Garner

Published by ASCD

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POSE QUESTIONS THAT CAUSE YOUR CHILD TO CHECK FOR ACCURACY:“How do you know you are right?”“What other ways can you prove that you are correct?”

additional thoughts about questioning
Additional Thoughts About Questioning
  • When asking an open ended question, use good wait time. Do not ask another question. Allow think time.
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Notice –being reflectively aware—thinking about your thinking
  • Draw from past experience—make connections
  • Encourage questioning and wondering
  • Encourage self monitoring, modifying, managing