Most Valuable Panther – Habits of Mind Celebration Date
Theme for the Month
Questioning and posing problems
How do you know? A person who poses questions; he/she knows what information is needed and develops questioning strategies to produce that information.
Thinking about your thinking! A person who is aware of and reflects on his/her own thoughts, feelings and actions.
Take your time! A person who thinks before acting; remains calm and thoughtful.
Applying past knowledge to new situations
Use what you learn! Accessing prior knowledge; transferring knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned.
Listening with understanding and empathy
Understanding others! A person who gives his/her attention and energy to another person’s thoughts or ideas; makes an effort to understand another’s point of view and emotions.
Thinking and communicating with clarity
Be clear! Striving to communicate accurately in both written and oral form.
Work together! A person who is able to work with and learn from others; works well with teams.
Look at it another way! A person who is able to change perspectives, develop creative and original alternatives and consider different options when solving a problem.
Sticking to it! A person who sticks with a task until it is finished; remains focused; looks for ways to reach the goal when stuck; doesn’t give up.