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Westbourne Park Primary School

Habits of Mind

For 6 years our school has been living the 16 Habits of Mind (HOM).  In 2011 we received an International School of Excellence Award in HOM.

Here’s Art talking about HOM (from 21 Foundation)

Here’s a quick list of the Habits of Mind:

  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Working Interdependently
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Persisting
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Finding Humour
  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  • Gathering Data Through All Senses
  • Creating, Imagining and Innovating
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking Flexibly
  •  Thinking About Your Thinking