Habits of Mind

Habits of Mind
Habits of Mind

We are working diligently at FMHS to align our school with the District 51 Learning Model. We believe Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an important piece in the framework that is the D51 Learning Model. We work to provide resources to our staff so they can develop the Habits of Mind, and every month we have a different habit to focus on.  There are 16 habits that are important pieces of social and emotional learning.  These habits are so important that we want our entire FMHS community to be aware of our efforts and work to instill the same habits outside of the school day.

Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick (2008) regarding the Habits of Mind stated, “Increasingly we are adopting the mental model that intelligence is a set of teachable, learnable behaviors that all human beings can continue to develop and improve throughout their lifetimes.  We must help students think powerfully about ideas, learn to critique as well as support others’ thinking, and become thoughtful problem solvers and decision makers.  The Habits of Mind provide a set of behaviors that discipline intellectual processes…. They can be an integral component of instruction in every school subject, and they may determine achievement of any worthy goal as one moves out into life” (p. 30-31). 2008 Arther L. Costa and Bena Kallick

We have created an access to resources so you can stay informed with our efforts regarding Habits of Mind at our school.  Please feel free to contact us with any ideas for improvement, or implementation of these habits.  We appreciate your effort in this matter.

FMHS Habits of Mind