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STUDENTS: Habits of Mind Explanation

Author: Institute for Habits of Mind

Costa, Arthur, Bena Kallick, and Allison Zmuda. “Students: Habits of Mind Explanation - Habitsofmindinstitute.org.” Institute for Habits of Mind, https://www.habitsofmindinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Student-HOM-Explanation.pdf.


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Paul A (May 28 2022 11:53AM) : Introduction
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 6:07PM) : Thinking skills is what living on this earth is all about. I can get 100% on my math test, but if I do not know how to explain the operations, I will fail any problem where thinking is required. more

Learning concepts are essential elements of applying skills.

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Ivan F Ivan F (Jun 04 2023 4:22PM) : Exacto¡¡, aprender memorizando no es la única opción more

Como lo mencionaste anteriormente, puedes sacar un 100% en un examen sin saber realmente los conceptos que te ayudaran en un futuro, puesto que en un sistema de educación actual no se aprende como debería, los alumnos están acostumbrados a memorizar todo en lugar de pensar por si mismos y comprender lo que están haciendo.

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José M José M (Jun 05 2023 9:43PM) : Concuerdo aprender solo memorizando no siempre es la mejor opción, hay que buscar otras maneras de mejorar nuestro desarrollo de habilidades de pensamiento
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samgfg a samgfg a (Feb 23 2024 3:15PM) : nice [Edited] more
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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 15 2022 5:27PM) : I found joy and humor while recording my bio. It was an interesting and pleasant activity to do. Also, when I was recording, I was thinking about my thinking and adding more information to the bio I previously wrote.
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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 15 2022 6:13PM) : Now, that I have posted my multimodal discussion post, I recognize that I was "Creating, Imagining, and Innovating." Innovating." more

With this final activity of the unit, I discover that while completing the different exercises, I do not think about “The Habits of Mind.” It is something that, at the moment, happens unconsciously. However, it was at the end of the activity, when I needed to write about it, that I got to analyze how my brain was working.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 18 2022 7:05PM) : With this activities, I am becoming more aware of the use of the habits of mind that we (people) unconsciously have in our daily basic. more

While I was reading and commenting on “The Descriptive Review of a Child Protocol,” I was thinking flexibly and interdependently. Not everyone processes information in the same way. Being flexible is a tool I am incorporating into my thinking and understanding. I want to stop judging and start to understand. I feel that I think about my thinking all the time, especially when I have to comment on others’ work.

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Yesenia S Yesenia S (May 18 2023 11:24PM) : Tambien me praecieron interesantes estas actividades, los habitos son muy importantes y en el caso de la educacion y el aprendizaje considero que son escenciales
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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 18 2022 7:14PM) : Now that I had reviewed some of the collection of Descriptive Reviews of a child, I noticed that I was questioning and posting problems. I feel this way because I was focusing on the aspects of the description that was missing. more

Also, I feel that somehow, I was trying to apply what I learned during the reading into the reviews. I was looking for similarities.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 18 2022 8:59PM) : When I was creating the "Description of a Child" discussion post, I think about what other students would think when they read my post. Also, I was considering how they would receive the information I was posting. more

Honestly, when I was reviewing my draft, I was changing words to present my ideas with clarity and precision.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 18 2022 9:40PM) : I was commenting on one of my classmates' Bio, and I was reading using the 'Habit of Mind' of "Listening with understanding and empathy." I loved to read her Bio because I see myself in her experience living in NYC. more

Another ‘Habit of Mind’ that I used while completing the last part of “The Descriptive Review of a Child” while commenting on my classmate was “Thinking & communicating with clarity and precision.” I want my comment to be simple, respectful, and clear.

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Claudia S Claudia S (Jul 24 2022 9:40AM) : Thinking Independently more

While writing my BIO, this habit of mind is the one I feel I implemented the most. Even though I was able to write the ideas I got from the reading on my own, reflecting and asking questions to my classmate helped me build a better understanding of what to do during this assignment. So yes, working on my own and with the help of others helped me make a better job.

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Claudia S Claudia S (Jul 26 2022 6:42PM) : Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision. more

While reading Jacob’s descriptive review and later writing my child study, I was able to respond and share with details my case. More so, I was able to reflect on how to think and communicating with clarity and precision. Writing a report like such can take a lot of time and can be very consuming, that is why focusing on precise details and clear comments can help you when recorded this type of document. It is important to have a clear mind and reach for accuracy so that whoever reads the report can understand what you are telling them about the child and what is the purpose of such review.

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 27 2022 11:07AM) : Claudia in your post you wrote: "It is important to have a clear mind and reach for accuracy so that whoever reads the report can understand what you are telling them about the child and what is the purpose of such review." more

I am exited with the interpretation of the HOM related to thinking and communicating with clarity and precision because you linked well, but I was wondering if the description could be applied to multimodal using visual, voice and sound making a video of the presentation. I think this is great post to be utilized during and oral presentation video. Great job Claudia!

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Claudia S Claudia S (Jul 26 2022 6:48PM) : Thinking flexibly more

Thinking flexibly is the habit I most needed while creating a discussion. My goal was to create a post where others could reflect on but at the same time where my opinion was understood. I also took into consideration the post other people shared so that from there I could start building my own idea and response.

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Regina O Regina O (Aug 02 2022 9:28PM) : Habits of Mind for the school community works best: Teachers, Parents, and Students more

The main objective of the innovative approaches are very clear when the author wrote: “Habits of Mind are dispositions people need to implement when confronted with problems and situations to which the answers are not immediately apparent” This implies that they are not just for teachers and students, they should be available for parents as well. Just like teachers dealing with students and parents, students dealing with the academic activities, and parents facing their children difficult challenges the Habits of Mind would be a great resource for all.
As educator of mostly minority students I have met families who need the school support in order to support their children education and by providing workshops to parents geared to the teaching of the different skills of the HOM, the complete school community will be involved in the new movement of teaching and learning these modalities. Together we can create a better population of learners.

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Claudia S Claudia S (Aug 03 2022 3:11PM) : Questioning and Posing Problems more

while reading my classmates multimodal post and writing my own, I was able to reflect on this habit of mind. reading and writing the post made me think and ask myself the pros and cons of technology and how it’s been implemented in the classroom. it also made me realize the importance of providing students with a variety of materials that can help them learn through all possible approaches.

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Claudia S Claudia S (Aug 08 2022 1:09PM) : Gathering Data Through all Senses more

while writing the proposal I was driven by my senses and the feelings I got from the outside world. Observing the environment and collecting data allowed me to reflect on how other people may experience when confronting situations they are not familiar with.

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Claudia S Claudia S (Aug 08 2022 1:13PM) : Thinking About Your Thinking more

This habit got me tremendously when choosing my avatar and creating my profile. At first, it was just a profile I was creating and personalizing with the things that I like, but then when I was asked why I choose the avatar picture and the cover pic It made me realized that sometimes we do things just to get them done without knowing that unconsciously we are reflecting our own persona on it.

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Claudia S Claudia S (Aug 16 2022 11:35AM) : Creating, Imagining and Innovating more

this habit is the one that resonated the most while planning my proposal. I feel that thinking about ways on. how to help students learn about the habits of mind and how the skills needed to grow in such areas is a way of innovating myself in the way that I can reflect on my own mistakes too provide a better approach to my students.

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Christian T Christian T (Aug 17 2022 10:01PM) : Interesting habits more

Great.

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Angel G Angel G (Sep 13 2022 1:33PM) : i agree that certain work and test we take in school will not help us in our future life and in real life problems
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Jesus C Jesus C (Feb 24 2023 7:06PM) : No se ingles así que no entiendo nada jaja, pero me salió en recomendado y tiene muchos cometarios y supongo que es un buen foro.
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ERIKA J ERIKA J (Jun 05 2023 7:18PM) : esto es un tema muy relevante, sin duda hemos creído que al sacar una nota alta tenemos los conocimientos requridos, sin embargo nada nos lo garantiza simplemente la podemos obtener por un buen desempeño en el examen o entregas buanas de tareas y proyecto
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Jennifer V Jennifer V (Jul 11 2022 2:15PM) : As a teacher, I know that I'm tasked with teaching to the state standards. However, are we tasked with also teaching these habits of mind? If they are so powerful and significant for our students' productivity and citizenship, then I think we should.
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Claudia S Claudia S (Jul 22 2022 7:28PM) : The habit that resonated the most to me is Persisting. It had happened to me that, even though it takes a toll on me mentally and emotional, persisting was key in succeeding and maintaining the focus on a task.
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Paul A (May 12 2022 12:18PM) : Thinking About Your Thinking (Metacognition)
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Karyn F Karyn F (Jul 08 2022 4:08PM) : Before executing any kind of plan whether it's a week trip, day trip, or a trip to the store I'm always thinking about how I can ensure everything goes smoothly. I reflect on past obstacles or inconveniences that I can avoid in the present and future.
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Branden G Branden G (Jul 12 2022 11:02PM) : Thinking more

Thinking helps to put you back at the time and place of an event and recall the actions that took place or how you were feeling at the time of the event. Thinking also brings clarity and understanding.

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 6:11PM) : Teachers must use metacognition during planning and delivering instruction. more

Metacognition helps me in revisiting the way I teach and the lesson effect on the students.

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Diana L Diana L (Jul 30 2022 3:44PM) : Metacognition helps us educators better assess our students. In doing so we can focus on what is important and how we can make it better. more

As you stated it will help us have a better lesson directed to our students and would bring awareness to monitor and modify our thoughts. Metacognition allows us to think more deeply and ask the question we otherwise wouldn’t.

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Carolina H Carolina H (Jun 05 2023 7:08PM) : Estoy totalmente de acuerdo, aprender solo memorizando no es la única ni la mejor opción al aprender,los alumnos están acostumbrados a memorizar todo en lugar de pensar por si mismos y comprender lo que estan haciendo. more

Estoy totalmente de acuerdo, memorizar no es la única ni la forma más eficaz de aprender, e incluso es posible obtener una puntuación perfecta en un examen sin una comprensión real de los conceptos enseñados. Podemos ver que gran parte del sistema educativo se enfoca en memorizar información en lugar de fomentar el pensamiento independiente y comprender realmente lo que se enseña. En este sentido, es fundamental para nosotros reevaluar la forma en que se les enseña a los estudiantes, ya que eso influirá en su formación e incentivos posteriores. Aunque es más fácil apegarse a una práctica establecida, debemos abrir nuestras mentes y pensar en soluciones creativas y flexibles que aún permitan la comprensión. Con esto, podemos asegurarnos de que todos tengan la oportunidad de aprender de una manera que los ayude a crecer individualmente.

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Grisel M Grisel M (Jun 06 2023 12:38AM) : Esta capacidad nos puede ayudar al reconocimiento de nuestras acciones secuenciadas, esto quiere decir que hay que tener conciencia sobre el control de nuestra mente
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Christal P Christal P (Jul 15 2022 3:33PM) : In choosing my cover photo for Youth Voices profile, and asking myself why I chose it, it helped to focus on my own thoughts and feelings about how I want to represent myself/my profile more

I think it helps to think about your thinking, your feelings, and specific actions because we are constantly learning more about ourselves and it helps us develop the image or the aspects of ourselves that we wish others to know.

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 29 2022 11:00PM) : When I think about doing something that might have a negative result, it is time to think about what I was thinking to change my plan.
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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 31 2022 5:23PM) : While I read through the Letter to Colleague, a classmate composed, I was thinking about my thinking and considering which of my classmate's ideas I could comment about.
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Regina O Regina O (Aug 01 2022 10:18AM) : Thing about... "Occurring in the neocortex, metacognition, or thinking about thinking, is our ability to plan a strategy for producing what information is needed, to be conscience or our own steps and strategies during the act of problem solving." more

I found a website that contains information about better understand “Thinking about Your Thinking.” ( https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/Page/2146 ) I hope this information can be of some benefit to you.

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Lexxis I Lexxis I (Jul 08 2022 4:18PM) : It is a good habit of mind because you must elaborate on your process of thought that made you choose that specific image and how it is representitive of you
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Marissa F Marissa F (Jul 09 2022 12:34PM) : I agree completely about this sentence. Sometimes in order to slow yourself down to process you have to speak out loud to yourself. This always helps me to think through what I am focusing on.
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Marina L Marina L (Jul 09 2022 1:15PM) : Metacognition Modeling more

I believe this to be true as well Marissa. I find that the more I mentally rehearse a task (whether personal or professional) I discover that I have more success towards meeting my objective. I have learned that modeling metacognitive processes with my students is incredibly beneficial towards their task initiation and completion.

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Stephanie M Stephanie M (Aug 09 2022 7:37PM) : Metacognition more

Metacognition means thinking about one’s thinking and realizing if you are comprehending what you are actually thinking. Modeling thinking is an approach which helps the students abilities to adapt their new information.

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Emily S Emily S (Jul 09 2022 1:39PM) : Goal-setting is a skill that it seems people talk about generally, but many people do not break it down into its steps. Sometimes, the goal is simple: "write a journal entry," but other tasks require greater investigation before one can accomplish them. [Edited] more

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Marina L Marina L (Jul 09 2022 2:31PM) : Computational Thinking more

Thinking about all the microsteps that exist between a start and end point is important. This reminds me of computational thinking and how decomposing is necessary in order to understand completely or to get the results we are looking for.

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Elizabeth D Elizabeth D (Jul 09 2022 1:45PM) : In these steps I was able to use this habit of mind, Thinking about Your Thinking, by reflecting on why I chose what I chose and what it represented about me. This is a great example because reflection forces you to think of the process.
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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 09 2022 1:46PM) : I think that these are great basic strategies for mastering any challenge. more

I would only add one more — ask yourself “how have other people handled this particular challenge in the past?”

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Marina L Marina L (Jul 09 2022 2:35PM) : Thinking Pathways more

That would be a wonderful addition to the list of questions! By studying others’ life experiences and hearing their stories, learners can discover different pathways that are possible.

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Jennifer V Jennifer V (Jul 11 2022 2:17PM) : Agree, but also think about your past more

I love this addition Jesse! I think it would also be powerful to ask "What have I done/faced in the past that is similar challenge/problem/solution? Someone else commented on reflection above and I think reflecting on our own past fosters metacognition as well.

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Claudia S Claudia S (Jul 12 2022 1:02PM) : Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations. more

I agree with this statement, Sometimes we can relate to past situations or experiences to bring them to real life. Reflecting on past knowledges is helpful in avoiding falling into the same mistakes and wrong responds, behave and act among others.

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Destiny B Destiny B (Jul 17 2022 7:23PM) : After the pandemic hit, I found it extremely helpful to take an extra few seconds to think about the "why" behind everything in my head. Why do I feel this way? Why did I think that way? Initially, it was very hard, but it gets easier over time. more

I had to exercise this skill as I completed the activities because I had to think of the reasoning behind why I chose those photos for my profile.

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Emily S Emily S (Jul 24 2022 3:35PM) : For the description of a child, I think the strategy of noticing, or writing down observations to be particularly useful. Then, when appropriate, one could allow these observations to give way to curiosity, and I could wonder about causes of behavior. more

Dr. Fayne did an exceptional job of describing a Kindergarten emerging reader named Edwin and included questions wondering about his behavior and how best to assist him in his journey. I found myself wondering additional questions about this student as well. The Notice/Wonder strategy proved a great method for this task.

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Brittney J Brittney J (Jul 25 2022 4:32PM) : This is very useful, as it allows us to make better choices and fully think through a situation.
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Keily M Keily M (Sep 13 2022 1:34PM) : As crazy as it sounds we do think about what we are thinking.
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Angel G Angel G (Sep 13 2022 1:37PM) : its always good to think about something before doing it.
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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 25 2022 4:55PM) : Goals change the process. [Edited] more

I used this habit of mind when responding to a Descriptive Review post by a fellow cohort member of mine.

It was an interesting challenge because we had to use a specific template for responding to our colleague’s work, yet what I had to say didn’t feel like it necessarily fit in that particular structure.

I had to use these questions, particularly the first one, to be able to really understand the process that I was participating in and to be able to then fit my thoughts into a particular mode of expression.

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Rafael P Rafael P (Aug 07 2022 4:54PM) : by applying this habit of mind, i was able to learn from the writings of my peers. using metacognition, i reflected on what i learned from other problems presented in each of the descriptions of the child.
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Crystal S Crystal S (Aug 11 2022 11:28AM) : I think this is a very important thing to do, especially as teachers. We need to think about the strategies we want to incorporate into our instructions while creating the lesson. This is something that I used when writing the proposal. [Edited]
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Keily M Keily M (Sep 13 2022 1:33PM) : Yes i completely agree with this because i used to do this when i use to play volleyball.
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Angel G Angel G (Sep 13 2022 1:36PM) : i feel like sometimes talking to yourself isn't as bad or as crazy as certain people think. sometimes its okay too cheer yourself on or tell yourself that you are doing something right.
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Diana L Diana L (Aug 18 2022 12:49AM) : Sometimes the best way to learn or come on with a solution to a plan is by thinking, talking to yourself step by step can distinguish what works and what doesn't. more

Becoming aware of your own thought process and acknowledging the relation one has when thinking.

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Ivan F Ivan F (Jun 04 2023 4:16PM) : ¿Cómo lo pondrías en uso?¿En que situaciones has tenido que recurrir a esta estrategia cuando las demás no sirvieron? more

En este momento de mi vida estoy intrigado por las cosas que voy a vivir y lo que puedo aprender antes de “aprenderlo por la mala”, a veces me he encontrado en situaciones de estrés constante y he intentado diversas técnicas parecidas a esta, sin embargo no he obtenido los resultados estimados

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Ivan F Ivan F (Jun 04 2023 4:01PM) : 2 [Edited]
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Ivan F Ivan F (Jun 04 2023 4:07PM) : El resultado del exito es la perseverancia. more

El resultado del exito es la perseverancia. En primer lugar definire el exito como “un éxito o resultado feliz.” como lo dice “RAE”, entonces nace una duda, la cual es “¿Como alcanzo el exito?”, el exito se alcanza con esfuerzo y dedicacion o mas bien “perseverancia” ya que hay que tener una mente fuerte para que no renunciemos a la meta pplanteada, no porque pase algo malo echaremos todo a la basura, tenemos que seguir de pie, probando todos los caminos posible utilizar un sistema de “prueba y error” hasta alcanzar el exito.

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Grisel M Grisel M (Jun 06 2023 12:46AM) : Poriamos decir que perseverancia es dedicación y esfuerzo. Es una actitud frente a la vida Significa continuar sin importar lo que esté en el camino, permaneciendo siempre firme, incluso cuando las circunstancias son adversa y así poder llegar al éxito
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 6:31PM) : I believe persisting in general is important keeping in mind that are some elements to be considered during persistency, and that is the talent or skills needed. more

A person who wants to be a singer and does not posses the voice, persistency will not work. Even a teacher without the devotion persistency to become a better teacher will not work either.

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Stephanie M Stephanie M (Jul 25 2022 5:33PM) : Persisting more

I might not be the best student or employee, but something that i do well is persist. Being persistance gives you vital experience. It allows you to learn from your failures. And it helps you to learn how to overcome any challenges. As a mother I try to help my daughters to persist, because they are not princesses.

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Ivan F Ivan F (Jun 04 2023 4:18PM) : Persistir es una accion clave para la supervivencia de cualquier ser vivo more

Mas alla de no tener las habilidades por nacimiento o no tener las distintas oportunidades que otras personas si pueden tener, la perseverancia te ayuda a sobresalir y ser mejor que los demas

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José M José M (Jun 05 2023 10:28PM) : Ser persistente, es simpre permanecer apesar de las adversidades y nunca dejar que un contratiempo u obstáculo te aleje de tus metas
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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 11 2022 8:29AM) : Persisting is a powerful strategy that scaffolds our goals. In our daily lives, we need the habits of persistence, and the poem 'never give up' to follow our dreams and keep walking toward our future. more

For example, I want to be a swimmer, but if I do not have the persistence to attend practice at least twice per week, I won’t learn the skills I need to achieve my goal.

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 29 2022 11:12PM) : You said that Persisting is powerful strategy that scaffold our goals" and I agree with you because I experienced it. more

It took me years to get my school papers transferred from the Dominican Republic to USA. I had to travel about four times because the transcripts never reached CUNY. I persisted trying and finally I was able to enrolled to CUNY.

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Stephanie M Stephanie M (Aug 01 2022 8:25PM) : Persisting Agreement more

Hi Regina,

I had similar experience with my high school diploma. It was a headache for me to received. My cousins had to do multiple trips to the school. However, I did received and was able to become a CUNY student as you.

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Regina O Regina O (Aug 03 2022 12:06AM) : "What we often don't realize is that we can be in control of those behavior -if we want to!"Persisting is the key to solve the problem. more

The work produced while working on the Habits of Mind dispositions and the implementation with students in the classroom forced me to learn each of the sixteen skills.
While commenting on Marlen post I noticed that her work was on the implementation “Persisting” during her restorative circles in her class on Mondays and Fridays, She clearly presented the settings and steps on delivering the the activities. But I felt, that the problem of cellphones among others was a problem that many of the school teachers are facing today. I suggested her to watch a video on which the presenter demonstrates techniques and steps in conducting the restorative circles. The lesson was using these circles meetings to develop or enhance the skill of persisting and in the video and in the activities described in the letter of proposal.

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Marissa F Marissa F (Jul 09 2022 1:42PM) : In any area of needing to push through something challenging it is so important to take a break and focus on your breathing. With this you are giving yourself time to evaluate and assess
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Marina L Marina L (Jul 09 2022 2:36PM) : Mindfulness more

Building mindfulness practices for students (and ourselves) can sustain our persistence when working through a challenging task.

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Keily M Keily M (Sep 13 2022 1:38PM) : Breaks are so important specially in my life because i rush everything and end up with stress and anxity.
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 25 2022 7:08PM) : Being persistent helped me achieve my goal to post my bio. Because I never stopped trying new ideas and kept trying new strategies to complete my work. more

Because I never give back and continued working hard until I finally did it. Being persistent helped me finish my assignment.

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Crystal S Crystal S (Aug 12 2022 8:42PM) : When creating my proposal, this was something that I had to do. I was having difficulties with the proposal since the age group I chose was Pre-k, and I didn't know what activity to incorporate due to the student's age or if I was on the right track. more

I had to seek help and feedback to have a clear idea, and this helped me realize that persisting is an important habit to implement since you look for different ways to tackle the problem and look for a solution.

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Keily M Keily M (Sep 13 2022 1:37PM) : Anything you do in life we all need some help or a feedback, that motivates us to continue whatever you are working on.
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Bradly R Bradly R (Jul 08 2022 3:58PM) : I went ahead and found an article I liked, made my own comment on it and posted it. Then I went down and saw I was supposed to follow a guide! more

I had worked my way up the A column then went to the right and saw make a comment so I did, without first reading that I was supposed to follow a guide haha.

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 29 2022 11:04PM) : As teacher, I live the experience of managing impulsivity when students begin to act inappropriate and make loud noises. I feel like screaming, but manage my impulsivity.
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Jennifer V Jennifer V (Jul 11 2022 2:20PM) : I find that I'm so impulsive when I'm in a rush. Oftentimes it takes even longer to complete the task because I'm jumping right in before thinking first. These strategies for managing impulsivity are really important! more

Have you ever been impulsive because you are working with someone who pushes you to make quick decisions? I find this challenging to slow down and think or apply some of these strategies. Any good ideas for combatting this type if impulsivity?

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 7:10PM) : I think managing impulsivity is a great way of making a person to be a listener because it gives time to the speaker to convey the message. more

I think giving students time to reflect about the question and their responses will benefit from disrupted.

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 7:20PM) : Striving for accuracy is an area that any professional must keep in mind because there is always area of growth and something new to learn. [Edited] more

Striving for accuracy was evident in completing the tasks involved in this programs. To me, I have been striving to get every task completed and understanding these platforms. I am more convinced that the habits of mind are here to stay in my teaching.Teachers never end learning because there is always a new strategy coming out to make teaching and learning more effective. A teacher who research becomes more accurate in his/her teaching style.

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Diana L Diana L (Jul 30 2022 3:01PM) : This is very true, we learn every day and build on that knowledge of how to do better. As I wrote the description of a child I learned that sometimes we most leave our emotional attachments to a side in order to focus on what is right infant of us. more

To construct any type of assessment we must see it from an educational perspective. We must answer every question as detailed as possible that could genuinely help us improve as teachers while attaining to our students.

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Christal P Christal P (Jul 22 2022 2:08AM) : Check it and re-check it! more

In creating my bio post/first discussion post, I paid close attention to my work and to the instructions provided. I took a look at the platform’s right side bar for further guidance. I also took a look at a peer’s post after publishing mine to see if mine look like theirs on the website.

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Bradly R Bradly R (Jul 28 2022 8:21PM) : This last column, the 3 column, was more about putting everything that we had done together. Because of that, I found it important to pay attention to detail and not miss small things.I was striving for accuracy in compiling the different things I created [Edited]
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 7:29PM) : A great teacher always attend professional development even after being a teacher for years, he/she strives for accuracy.
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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 17 2022 8:32PM) : Accuracy and tenacity applies to both refining old skills and learning new ones. more

I think that a deeper struggle for accuracy and precision is involved with skills that you’ve already spent a long time developing.

The better you get at something, the harder it becomes to continue better at it. The further and wider you have to search for new answers and new questions.

For me, at a certain point it became easy for me to learn new skills (mostly). Refining the old ones has always been the hardest thing.

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Alexis A Alexis A (Jul 22 2022 3:45PM) : Since the beginning of the workshops I have been working in getting more familiar with the platforms that we are using, so, through these activities I get to strive more for that accuracy.
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Branden G Branden G (Aug 26 2022 8:07AM) : Keep working and never settle more

We should always remember that we can be better at what we do. There is always room to grow and information to be found. We should fall in love with the process and get better at the God given gift that we have been blessed to have.

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Emily S Emily S (Jul 24 2022 2:06PM) : In my Descriptive Review of Amelia, I wanted to paint as clear a picture of this student as possible without casting judgment on her. She is a young child who is learning and growing, and has tremendous strengths as well as some weaknesses. more

It was important to me as I wrote my review of her to be as impartial as possible, and to simply be factual. This can be an incredibly difficult task to accomplish! Importantly, it has been a while since I last saw Amelia, and I did not spend time with her in a traditional classroom setting, but she was in the cast of actors I was directing at a theatre camp. As happens too often in education of any kind, teachers are warned about students before we meet them. Sometimes this is helpful, but it also can cause us to meet a student with negative expectations, and not to anticipate their growth as a person from one year to the next. In my descriptive review, I didn’t want to cause harm to Amelia’s reputation (though her identity would be hard to pin down for anyone who doesn’t know her), but to clearly mark my observations.

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Jesse B Jesse B (Aug 03 2022 10:21AM) : I sometimes struggle with this one... [Edited] more

This week I had an assignment which challenged me in this particular Habit of Mind. I was supposed to write an educational proposal for a lesson plan, publish it on YouthVoices and then comment on several of my peers’ works. I did this, for the most part, but my own lack of attention to detail got me caught up in the final stages, causing me to have to go back over my own work.

There were some specific guidelines for discussion that I was required to follow, but I neglected to carefully study to the specific requirements. Although nothing bad happened, I did end up having to rewrite a comment in the more specific format that was specified. It was an example of how sometimes, the nitty-gritty details can get you — so watch out!

In contrast to the importance of accuracy and precision, I do also think that consciously employing the opposite approach from time to time can be a necessary, rewarding and fun endeavor. In a musical situation, for example, it can be often be entirely appropriate to employ a “loose” type of mindset. Such instances might include if you’re a composer and you need to paraphrase a musical idea, if you’re a soloist and you want to avoid a “rigid” type of sound, or if you’re an improvisor and you are striving for wide variation from a common theme. In these cases, a controlled, broad kind of inaccuracy is the name of the game!

I guess in the end, like anything, what does any skill mean without its opposite? What is repetition without variance? What is control without chaos? What is logic without irrationality? What is orderly without the disorderly? What is soft without loud, or high without low, wide without narrow, or sparse without dense?

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Paul A (May 12 2022 12:20PM) : Listening with Understanding and Empathy
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Karyn F Karyn F (Jul 08 2022 10:57PM) : The post that I commented on was about an inmate who turned his life around because of one teacher who cared to help. Also, the people who gave him the chance to prove and show them he deserved it. more

As I mentioned in my comment on the post my partner is always having conversations with inmates and it’s pretty 50/50 between listening and talking but he gets to really know more about the people he has to care for. Body language, facial expressions, and eye movements are something he always has to place close attention to because sometimes what people are saying and doing are two different things.

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Diana L Diana L (Jul 09 2022 2:40PM) : A 180, sometimes we misjudge people but what we don't realize is that sometimes it only takes one person to reach that person to truly change and make a difference. Having an open mind, resilience, connection and patience is what may be needed. more

To see your post and see that an inmate was actually able to turn his life around is amazing because not many inmates get the opportunity to redeem themselves and change. We all deserve second chances because we all learn as we go. We all make mistakes or bad choices and sometimes it may be due to the influence in our environment. However, we must be effective listeners first so everyone can be heard. Everyone deserves to be heard.

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Branden G Branden G (Jul 13 2022 1:04PM) : Nevr stop learning [Edited] more
I responded to the “Old Dog, New Tricks: Three Habits of Mind and TPCK” article. I can relate to the author. No matter how old I am I try to keep learning. I stay curios and motivated to learn. We are never done learning. Learning something may bring a struggle, but if we know the struggle may come we can come up with a solution before it comes so that we can continue if it comes. It is being ready instead of having to get ready. The out come of learning are greater than the struggle while we are learning. That is why we should press forward and let nothing stop us from learning.

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Karyn F Karyn F (Jul 30 2022 2:56PM) : Listening more

Working in hospitality you have to be able to listen. Whether it’s with coworkers, customers, or bosses to ensure you all are trying to reach the same solution. When being around kids you listen, pause, paraphrase, and probe them to teach them to also listen with understanding and empathy.

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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 09 2022 2:34PM) : I like this. It seems rudimentary, but one might be surprised at how many people don't necessarily know how to converse empathetically. [Edited] more

Listening empathetically is especially important in music.

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Emily S Emily S (Jul 09 2022 2:40PM) : When you ask someone you are having a conversation with a probing question, it shows them you are interested in their thoughts. Instead of mentally dismissing information we don't understand, we should ask deeper questions. This shows the speaker we care. more

This is a skill that, for many people, requires practice. We are often so wrapped up in our own lives and our own thoughts that we don’t stop to inquire more deeply into what we don’t understand in conversation. When we stop to do so, we learn more about issues, our peers/loved ones, and the world around us.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 11 2022 8:38AM) : I agree with this statement because to fully understant other people' ideas we need to paying attention to them. It goes beyong listening because you need to read body language as well. If you are listening but not looking you are missing part of the more

message.

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Stephanie M Stephanie M (Jul 25 2022 10:16AM) : Listening more

I struggled to listen sometimes. Especially if I am not interested in the conversation. However, I it is important to pay attention, because in order for me to respond appropriately I need to understand what they are saying. Also, it is not right to show the other person that you don’t care what they are talking.

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Alexis A Alexis A (Jul 15 2022 4:03PM) : At this activity reading the article of one youth I kind put myself in his place, and tried to understand what he was expressing, in my own I try to interpret in my own words his expressions.
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 7:44PM) : Listening with understanding and empathy is a strategy to be used in solving equity problem in the classrooms. Teachers with these qualities listens well to students and families concerns to create an inviting classroom environment. [Edited] more Tags: empathic, communication, understand, listen

When I think of listen with understanding and empathy habits of mind strategy, I think of a tool that it is important in almost every aspect of the daily life. When looking at the work of a group where members have differences and sometimes takes too much time to reach an agreement, or during the parents teacher conference, or even in the classroom dealing with students from diverse part of the world or society, the approach of listening and understand with empathy helps a great deal.

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Destiny B Destiny B (Jul 17 2022 7:35PM) : I was recently exposed to the idea of good listening at last week's Danielson seminar. It definitely takes more than just responding to listen. You have to stop, think and understand.
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Rafael P Rafael P (Aug 03 2022 4:11PM) : the task at hand consisted of selecting a post and commenting on post on the american dream. though i have my own opinion on the matter, i ensured to read to understand the students position. this allowed me to understand the perspective taken.

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Paul A (May 12 2022 12:20PM) : Thinking Flexibly
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Branden G Branden G (Jul 15 2022 5:08PM) : Thinking flexibly more

Thinking can not be fixed on every topic. I have learned down through the years that people have different perspectives on situations and that is ok. Just because two people have differences of opinions does not mean they can not understand one another.

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Karyn F Karyn F (Jul 17 2022 10:29PM) : Shift and see multiple points of view more

Being open to other pathways of learning, thinking, and problem solving is a key to being able to reach all kinds of learners or people in general. Tolerating confusion and ambiguity because there might be other solutions that maybe have a bumpy start but a better finish.

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Christal P Christal P (Jul 18 2022 8:11AM) : Reading and replying to commments more

I think it was important to shift and try to see other’s interpretations of the various habits of mind. At first I wasn’t sure how other’s had interpreted the task but I enjoyed seeing the different connections we all made to multimodal items. Replying to other comments also helped me try to think what the other participants focus is when moving through these articles and ideas. Some of us are focused on how it applies to education, while other’s apply the ideas to their career journey or life decisions.

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Stephanie M Stephanie M (Jul 09 2022 12:53PM) : Deep breath. I struggled a little bit with my profile picture.
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 09 2022 1:31PM) : I can identify with the topic "listening with Understanding and empathy" because I use this strategy during my sessions in the 3-K class and find it very efficient. [Edited] more

I Use listening with understanding and empathy during my morning meeting group work. Also, this is very helpful to obtain information about the students and family because when I pay attention to their needs, I know what to use to provide the necessary resources. Sometimes a child shows some form or behaviors in class that can be assessed by listening to what he/she says.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 11 2022 8:10PM) : When completing my assignment, I was flexible in my thinking while I was trying to consider and respect my classmates' points of view.
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Kathleen E Kathleen E (Jul 10 2023 6:30PM) : I think "Thinking Flexibly" applies to our workshop today because students have the opportunity and ability to really delve into problems and think different ways. They can use different strategies and ideas to come to a conclusion.
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Juela M Juela M (Jul 10 2023 8:21PM) : Thinking flexibly is also being open-minded because if you are creating you are allowed to take in the good and the bad.
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 7:56PM) : Flexible thinkers reduce bias because they can change their view to adopt a new one based on data. This is a great way to understand student differences and needs in the classroom. more

Being a flexible thinker gives more opportunity to get along with others in a social group or any other place.

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Maureen W's Question Maureen W and/or Text-to-Self Mentor (Add meaningful details about yourself to the optional descriptive box) (Jul 10 2023 6:30PM) : How does thinking flexibly helps our students? more
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You have mentioned that you are a teacher who seeks to foster a culture of thinking flexibly in your classroom. You have noticed, through your experience, that when students are encouraged to think flexibly, their understanding of the material improves. As you read the text, look for connections between what you know from your experiences as a teacher and specific points the text makes about how to foster a culture of thinking flexibly. Ask yourself, “What insights can I gain from this text about how to best help my students think flexibly?” As you reread the text, think about other ways that you might be able to use this information to benefit your students.

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Glauca B Glauca B (Jul 10 2023 6:57PM) : Flexible Thinkers more

Being a flexible thinker helps you look at the bigger picture in every situation. It also help us see different perspectives and find all available solutions.

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Anika J Anika J (Jul 10 2023 6:30PM) : From watching these videos about problem based learning, I enjoyed the ways in which the students had open discussions in response to open ended questions, which leads them to be able to build off of one-another's ideas, as well as hear various opinions
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Rafael P Rafael P (Aug 08 2022 10:02AM) : Working on the Descriptive review of the child helped changing perspectives when trying to understand the profile of a student. attention to the relationship of subjective and objective factors in shaping the life of a student. more

zooming out as the habit of mind suggests, provides a big picture to the larger forces influencing aspects and the whole problem or challenge confronting students.

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Diana L Diana L (Aug 17 2022 11:58PM) : I think having a fixed mindset can be one of the toughest things to get unaccustomed to. A fixed mindset doesn't give you the flexibility to think outside the box and grow. more

I feel sometimes we all get stuck at a point that we keep pushing through with one idea that we can’t shake and spend hours trying that same method when in reality if we had tried different methods the chances would have been different and a whole new learning experience.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 11 2022 7:37PM) : When I chose my profile picture, I was thinking about the people who would see it and what they might possible think about my personality.
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Karyn F Karyn F (Jul 23 2022 10:47PM) : When going through the descriptive review I was definitely making some interconnections to some strategies involving special needs students. more

Also, I’m wondering how teachers feel about the protocol. Teachers who have and have not been able to apply them in their classroom.

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Regina O Regina O (Aug 03 2022 12:22AM) : Marina wrote:"Questioning and Posing Problems to create their document and video on YouthVoices and YouTube" more

I found this quote to be relevant to the teaching of mathematics while developing or teaching the Habits of Mind in the classroom. Marina demonstrated creativity in using the creation of video for the purpose of teaching students these skills. I provided her with a link to a video where students use questions trying to solve a problem. Marina’s work provided the mean for me to plan and to connect “Questioning and Posing Problems” to the teaching of number operations in mathematics. I connected the Habit of Mind of questioning and posing problems to using the " wonder and notice" while teaching numerations.

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Nymarie C Nymarie C (Jul 09 2022 2:39PM) : I thought that I had used listening and empathy when commenting on someone else's work. I was interested in the topic and agreed with the author's take. But I do wish I would've questioned something. Just because I agree doesn't mean there's nothing to as
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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 11 2022 8:46AM) : In my educational journey I have learned not to feel ashame when I do no know something. My educatos had ecouraged me to feel free and confortable asking questions.
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Branden G Branden G (Aug 01 2022 2:17PM) : I am happy for you. more
I am happy you are at a place where you are free.
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Diana L Diana L (Aug 18 2022 12:01AM) : I can relate. more

I am glad you have been encouraged. I feel sometimes that’s what we need more encouragement for so we can speak up and not be afraid. I had that same problem growing which is the reason I hate participating but little by little one gains confidence.

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Lexxis I Lexxis I (Jul 15 2022 4:12PM) : The activity is a great reflection of questioning and posing problems because we had to reply to another individual. It requires us to think about how they and ourselves are feeling/thinking about a particular topic and connecting each ours thoughts
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 8:16PM) : This article is guide to understand the correct questions when dealing with reading, math, or any subject. In reading comprehension knowing how to ask question is very important. more

Most of the questions presented in this article are the ones that illicit higher order of thinking.

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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 18 2022 6:41PM) : Totally! In fact, I chose this Habit of Mind in relation to some work that I did today. On the surface of it, I asked what I thought were good questions, but upon reading this chapter, I realized I could used these more specific strategies. [Edited] more

I was thinking about this article — The Descriptive Review of a Child Protocol by Pat Carini and Katy Kelly (https://nowcomment.com/documents/207234). There was a very logistical question that I had shared with another reader — namely, that we noticed a significant lack of specific information on a key theme of the text.

Looking through the 7 strategies for questioning in this Habit of Mind, however, I realized that by asking questions that were more probing, I could still make sense of the Carini & Kelly document without necessarily having the particular piece of the puzzle that seemed missing.

I think that these 7 strategies can also be part of a more intuitive cognitive process. In other words, it’s not as though every thinker who implements this Habit of Mind is necessarily going through by wrote and consciously remembering to ask each of these enumerated prompts. But the strong thinker may naturally employ these types of approaches to reasoning anyway.

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Emily S Emily S (Jul 30 2022 3:42PM) : While watching the video "Multimodality, Literacy, and Picture Books," I realized quite quickly that this video was simply audio, most likely from a longer lecture. I began to comment that this video was not multimodal, as it was only audio. more

However, I paused to reconsider whether my statement was accurate, and realized that the visual element of the moving audio image did, in fact make the video more than one mode. I had enabled captions as well, and in that way had provided an additional mode. It almost seems less likely that something is one mode and more likely that what we encounter is multimodal.

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Rafael P Rafael P (Aug 06 2022 10:31AM) : Giving opportunities to students produce and work with student generated questions allows for the discovering of problems and solutions that is meaningful to them. The activities involved generating statements and replying to my peers comments. [Edited] more

This also allowed for establishing understanding of alternative viewpoints from different angles. Important for students in multicultural classroom or a social studies classroom for developing dialectical thinking skills.

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Diana L Diana L (Aug 30 2022 11:29PM) : It is important to question other people's emotions as to what causes them to feel that way and I believe reading through several of my peers' proposals I also came up with the thought, What made them decide to choose this proposal?" more

It was amazing to see so many great thought-out proposals being related back to the habits of mind. I feel the more we question our thoughts, ideas, and problem the better we become at solving them and developing greater ideas. Many of my classmates must have sat and questioned themselves on the best proposal they can do to help better instruct students and this habit of mind plays a huge role to create ides.

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Jimmy L Jimmy L (Jul 21 2023 6:31PM) : Albert Einstein said to "question everything" and by doing so I believe it will benefit the student/person to fully understand what is going on.

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Paul A (May 12 2022 12:20PM) : Thinking Interdependently [Edited]
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Claudia S Claudia S (Jul 24 2022 10:22AM) : Thinking Independently more

While writing my BIO, this habit of mind is the one I feel I implemented the most. Even though I was able to write the ideas I got from the reading on my own, reflecting and asking questions to my classmate helped me build a better understanding of what to do during this assignment. So yes, working on my own and with the help of others helped me make a better job.

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Karyn F Karyn F (Jul 30 2022 2:35PM) : Draw on the resources of others more

When writing the description of a child you are not only considering the relationship between you and the child but all the relationships they have created. We have to consider how some people know just the right things to say or do for the student and come together to contribute to the common goal.

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 16 2022 8:24PM) : Thinking independently and thinking flexibly are connected because in the world we live there are many cultures mixed and in order to live in harmony, we must work together. As we work collaboratively, many problems become less challenging. more

Unity makes us stronger.

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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 17 2022 8:04PM) : These components all have direct parallels in ensemble music performance. more

Essentially, I’ve been going through the Habits of Mind and thinking about how they apply to musical skills, and there is no shortage of connections.

These six important components of Thinking Interdependently — 1.) Establish roles, 2.) Test the feasibility of solutions, 3.) Listen closely, 4.) Agree on group norms, 5.) Be okay with disagreements, 6.) Learn how to give up on your idea when it is not working — could be read as a how to for successful ensemble management, no matter what musical style.

Other Habits of Mind that I’ve thought about in relation to music education have been Creating, Imagining and Innovating, Listening and Understanding With Empathy, and Taking Responsible Risks. Read more here:https://www.youthvoices.live/docs/three-habits-of-mind-3

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Branden G Branden G (Aug 01 2022 6:12PM) : No one man is a island more

We should come together to gain from one another. information being shared between people can only help in the present time and future generations.

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Diana L Diana L (Aug 30 2022 11:31PM) : Wow, This post really stood out to me, it was so straight forward and I couldn't agree more. We are always learning and even as teachers we also learn from our students.
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Paul A (May 12 2022 12:21PM) : Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
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Richard M Richard M (Jul 09 2022 1:24PM) : Clarity and Precision more

I think it is critical that educators plan their use of language in their classrooms. Educators are role models, and students are constantly observing the their teacher. Exposure to clear and precise language usage can greatly benefit students’ learning via modeling.

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Marina L Marina L (Jul 09 2022 1:32PM) : Precision and Clarity more

I feel the same way Richard! Last year, I dug heavily into this habit with my third graders. We all became very conscious of our use of language! I’m curious about the protocol mentioned in this article.
https://www.wgu.edu/heyteach/article/guide-giving-clear-instructions-students-that-they-will-actually-follow2001.html.

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Branden G Branden G (Jul 11 2022 6:55PM) : Thinking, communicating, with clarity and precision. more

It is important for us as teachers/ educators to use language to help students grow in their thinking and communication. We have to introduce new ways for students to use language to communicate with one another. If we ask them who, what, where, when, why, and how, this will have them to dig deeper into themselves to give an explanation. In return this will help them grow in self expression instead of giving one or two word answers to describe themselves or their view point on something.

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Bradly R Bradly R (Jul 28 2022 8:41PM) : In working on the first column of "describing a student," I found myself reading multiple comments to see which I understood well and had a well-thought out opinion on. Words are easy to mis-interpret through text so keeping this HOM in mind helps a lot.
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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 29 2022 12:22PM) : While I was completing the first activity of "Multimodal Literacy: Retrospect and Prospect," I was thinking and communicating with clarity as I used simple language and provided examples. more

I was thinking about my peers when they get to read my comments. And I want them to fully understand my point of view.

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Lexxis I Lexxis I (Jul 08 2022 4:14PM) : This definitely describes the activities in which we participated in because we had to think about consciously the images we chose as well as discuss why. [Edited]
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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 09 2022 12:35PM) : I think this is important. Often my students struggle with having their educational needs met because they lack the appropriate verbiage to express themselves. [Edited] more

For the teacher to be aware of the strategies listed below, including mental rehearsal, word choice and terminology, will prove invaluable for empowering students to express their ideas.

In terms of the work we did today on KumoSpace, it seems that it relates to this concepts. The visual components are laid out clearly with respect to a cohesive organization of ideas.

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Marina L Marina L (Jul 09 2022 12:43PM) : Clarity and Precision more

I agree with you Jesse. Supporting students to be precise while communicating can be empowering because their ideas will be heard and understood clearly. We can support them with strategies!

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Destiny B Destiny B (Jul 11 2022 6:31PM) : I generally try to strive to be precise when choosing words while speaking because I feel like word choice is super important. This sentence speaks to that thought process. more

This thought process helped while going through the centers of column one because it allowed me to get help and communicate to clarify the confusions I had.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 11 2022 7:16PM) : I disagree with this sentence because there are many people, like me, who have language barriers and it doesn't mean they have a 'fuzzy thinking.' more

Many people do not know a language enough to express their thought in that language.

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Crystal S Crystal S (Jul 12 2022 10:18AM) : This is a good strategy to implement, especially when you are afraid to speak in public. I believe practicing what you want to say will make it easier when you have to do a presentation or record yourself.
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Emily S Emily S (Jul 14 2022 12:13AM) : While working on my bio, I referred often to a thesaurus to be sure the words I was choosing most accurately and clearly represented my thinking. I used the word "wonderful" and worried others might dismiss it as hyperbole, so I added a footnote.
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Emily S Emily S (Jul 18 2022 6:38PM) : In commenting and responding to others' comments on Pat Carini's Descriptive Review of a Child protocol, I found it important to include examples of the language use one might use in such a process. more

Labeling a child “a bad kid” is not only too broad of a statement, it is tremendously harmful to the student and provides no avenues for success. Saying, “I notice that this child screams and throws any items within reach at approximately 11 AM every day” is a clearer picture of what is occurring in the classroom. If we see behavior as an expression of needs, we can better help children.

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Christal P Christal P (Jul 23 2022 2:31AM) : In reading through the descriptive review of a child protocol and annotating, I realized that it was important to respond and comment with clear and precise language. There are many ideas to work through in this document.
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Brittney J Brittney J (Jul 26 2022 12:23AM) : This connected to the bio post active since it involved using these elements.
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Alexis A Alexis A (Jul 28 2022 7:54PM) : The work that I did is a good example of this habit of mind because I explained in my work in what sense does the child protocol could help a teacher
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Rafael P Rafael P (Aug 05 2022 5:25PM) : This habit of mind illustrates the many stages of editing undertaken. I noticed areas to edit when reading aloud that I didnt notice when I was writing the biography. I feel satisfied now because I feel the biography is more direct and less vague.
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Regina O Regina O (Jul 25 2022 11:00PM) : Applying Past Knowledge to New Situation [Edited] more

This habit of mind I use a great deal during my reading group in my 3-K class. I retrieve information from the previous reading in order to activate the student prior knowledge.

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Bradly R Bradly R (Jul 28 2022 9:00PM) : This activity has been the most engaging yet for me. In order to create my doc "description of a child" and create "Ezra," I've used many things that have been used to describe myself in the past. It was kind of a reflection and I enjoyed it.
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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 24 2022 3:16PM) : When masters feel like newbies... more

I attempted to use this habit of mind when constructing an observation of a difficult student. You can view my account here — https://www.youthvoices.live/descriptive-review-of-a-broken-child-raheem/

In general, this HOM is necessary to function in your day to day as an educator, since you’re constantly meeting new students and encountering new challenges. One must relate them to what they already know.

On the other hand, in this particularly difficult school year, many veteran teachers told me that they had felt as though they were completely unprepared for the immense challenges. Almost as though they could not make their prior knowledge apply to the given situation.

I think that prior knowledge always relates to handling any challenge, but it may not always come together in a way that one expects.

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Regina O Regina O (Jul 24 2022 8:50PM) : Applying past knowledge to new situation is a strategy I use in my daily life and during class instruction. more

I remember a past knowledge during a math lesson in kindergarten class where I tried to use M&M candies as counters. and the students started to eat them before the lesson ended. My supervisor advised me not to use candy or any edible counters with low grade students. That past knowledge is something I remember and today, I do not use candy in my lessons.

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Karyn F Karyn F (Jul 29 2022 12:15PM) : Knowing what works and what doesn't more

When writing the description of a child I had to look back at some of the strategies that have and have not been beneficial. This is so that we can build on the strategies that worked and not waste time or energy on the ones that didn’t. I want to reflect on the things that make a child uneasy or overwhelmed and see what adjustments can i make to help conquer those feelings.

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Crystal S Crystal S (Jul 29 2022 12:51PM) : When writing the comment, I used my past experiences in the classroom. more

Looking at other people’s descriptions of children makes you think of ways to help them succeed academically. The description makes me picture the child and reflect on strategies the teacher can implement to support the student.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 30 2022 1:39PM) : While writing -the letter to a colleague,- I apply past knowledge to express my ideas and plan to develop a social-emotional program for my future students. more

I enjoyed writing my letter and expressing my ideas. This activity reminds me a lot of teaching techniques and how to write an effective lesson plan.

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Jesse B Jesse B (Jul 30 2022 9:24PM) : Using Past Knowledge HOM in making a HOM music lesson plan [Edited] more

I created a proposal for a music lesson plan which centered on the Habit of Mind “Thinking Interdependently” See the proposal here: https://www.youthvoices.live/docs/hom-proposal.. This was based on some musings from an earlier assignment (see: https://www.youthvoices.live/using-habits-of-mind-to-play-music-better/).

Although the content of the proposed lesson plan was centered on the “Thinking Interdependently” HOM, I found that I actually had to use more of the “Applying Past Knowledge” HOM in order to create it. That’s because it took a fair bit of piecing together old skills to figure out exactly how the more general metacognitive techniques of Interdependent Thinking specifically fit into music.

In order to do this, I had to constantly ask myself some of the following questions, “What musical experiences does this problem remind me of? How can I relate the principles of this HOM to musical situations that I’m familiar with? What parts of the problem of applying HOM to music could I use more clarity on?”

I have a fair amount of musical skills amassed over the years that made this assignment fairly straightforward. Namely, there was a workshop I took in my undergraduate studies in which we practiced creative music composition and improvisation techniques that came in handy. Relying on the way of thinking I practiced during this time of my life was quite helpful in this activity.

There were certain aspects of this lesson plan in which my past experience didn’t directly apply. Particularly finding some standards to use. Picking a desired educational outcome for my lesson planning is a relatively new skill for me, since I would describe myself as a process-oriented teacher.

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Diana L Diana L (Jul 11 2022 7:39PM) : More often than not we don't realize that most of the things we are currently learning can be applied with our past knowledge using it as a tool to enhance our learning. It is really easy to forget if we don't practice what we learn. more

The easiest way to have our past knowledge present is to apply it to new situations as best as we can to solve problems. This actually helps us build on skills and understand patterns that we may have not known before. Our past knowledge holds many answers to out present and future situations.

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Marlen A Marlen A (Jul 11 2022 8:13PM) : When I read your comment I was thinking on how we can apply our recent Scratch knowledge into this whole new platform: youth voices and newcomment.
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Crystal S Crystal S (Jul 12 2022 10:46AM) : During the journal and setting up my youth voice account, this was something that I noticed myself doing. more

I recalled my past experiences with other platforms I had to set up before, and I used what I learned from those experiences and applied it in both situations.

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Bradly R Bradly R (Jul 15 2022 3:48PM) : Reading Miles B.'s post titled "Climate Change is not Controversial... it's Really Happening", I thought about the past few years. Not only constantly hearing about this global issue through media, but also discussing it thoroughly more

with friends, professors, and in classes. It catches my eye and brings so much past knowledge learned in conversations and research to this new experience of YouthVoices. It has shown how this global issue connects us all.

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Destiny B Destiny B (Jul 17 2022 8:08PM) : If there was one thing that I learned in college, it's that making connections are key! I retained way more information from my education classes because I was in classrooms with students applying and connecting what I learned in class.
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Crystal S Crystal S (Jul 18 2022 6:28PM) : While reading the article "The Descriptive Review of a Child Protocol," this habit came to mind as it reminded me of observations I made for my previous class where I had to describe the child's physical presence in the classroom. [Edited]
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Marissa F Marissa F (Jul 18 2022 7:24PM) : I am constantly going into a new task and a new space with the mindset of recalling more

I feel that all of the different tasks in my life I have navigated through stem from another part of my life. I love to recall pieces of other things im certain of to move forward with something new and sometimes more challenging.

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Alexis A Alexis A (Jul 22 2022 1:45AM) : During these activities I was applying past knowledge or experience into the work; I know from middle school the importance of a writer being clear in their introduction, and also, that inspirations to write something may come due to personal experiences.