This is a handout emailed to us by our Director when we began the process. These are our current Habits of Heart and Mind.
The purpose of the Habits of Heart and Mind are for students and staff to have a common language that encourages critical reflection on academic and personal growth. These characteristics are carefully chosen and are attributes we would like all of our graduates to display/exhibit.
Habits of Heart
Self-Advocacy: a student who is accountable, prepared, perseveres, professional, welcomes challenges, high expectations, positive attitude, self-respect.
Intellectual Curiosity: a student who uses critical thinking, open to exploring ideas, aware of their ideas affect their world, asks thought-provoking questions, embodies hope, seeks solutions.
Integrity: a student who understands and uses social responsibility, practices and sees the importance of ethics, recognizes that freedom comes with responsibility, serves with their mind and heart.
Cooperation: a student who supports individuals in his or her community, contributes to upholding unity, engages in respectful relationships with the community, appreciates diversity, exhibits respect for others daily.
Unlimited Potential: a student who is a perpetual learner, purpose driven, demands rigor, dedicated and determined, motivated, is open to possibilities.
Habits of Mind
Evidence: a student uses data and examples to support statements and ideas.
Supposition: a student reflects on how things would/could be different under other circumstances.
Perspective: a student who can reflect and articulate on different points of view.
Significance: a student who can critically analyze and discuss the importance of projects and activities.
Connection: a student who can discuss how subjects and issues are interdisciplinary and relevant to a bigger picture.