Habits of Mind

Habits of Mind
Posted on 12/10/2021





  • I’m sticking with work even when it is hard.
  • I’m finishing every assignment.
  • I’m working as hard as possible.
  • I’m working on things until I get them right.
  • When something is difficult, I’m putting in extra effort.
  • I’m improving my ability through effort.
  • I’m trying problems I don’t know how to solve.
  • I’m doing more than is expected.
  • I’m sticking to the goals I set.
  • I’m re-reading if I need to.


  • I’m starting every assignment right away.
  • I’m trying to answer all of the questions asked in class.
  • I’m working on improving my skills in class.
  • I’m trying to learn everything I can.
  • I’m thinking about what others say.
  • I see how our learning fits with the real world.
  • I’m having fun.
  • I’m asking myself questions to help with my learning.


  • I’m asking for help when I need it.
  • I’m asking questions when I don’t understand.
  • I’m encouraging my classmates to work.
  • I’m doing my part in group work.
  • I’m disagreeing well with others.


  • I have enough energy to get work done.
  • I completed yesterday’s work.
  • I know what I have to do for tomorrow.
  • I am finishing work outside of class.
  • I’m solving problems that come up in class.

Work Habits/Organization

  • I’m double-checking my work before handing it in.
  • I’m breaking down difficult problems into manageable tasks.
  • I’m taking good notes on readings or lecture.
  • I use information resources.
  • I have a plan to get my work done.
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