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St James's Catholic Primary School

St James's Catholic Primary School

‘Put out into the deep’

Habits of Mind

Habits of Mind, created by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, are an identified set of sixteen problem solving, life related skills that are important for effective learning. At St James’s we have implemented a selection of these learning behaviours over two years. Each Habit is introduced and embedded over a half term or term using a similar structure:

  • Introducing the Habit and what it means
  • Understanding why it is important and outlining strategies to support the Habit
  • Taking part in a Challenge morning, with organised activities, to apply the learning behaviour
  • Each Habit has an associated animal logo and motto that the pupils recognise

Please read our guides on each of the Habits we have implemented:

Habits of Mind Challenges