16 Habits of Mind

Developing our boys into future leaders

16 Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are an identified set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society and promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship. The understanding and application of these 16 Habits of Mind serve to provide the boys with skills to work through real life situations that equip them to respond using awareness, thought, and intentional strategy in order to gain a positive outcome. (Costa, A. and Kallick, B. (2000) Habits of Mind. A Developmental Series.)

In 2015, these Habits of Mind were introduced into the academic curriculum throughout the whole school. These Habits are the basic building blocks for successful and effective life – long learning. Time was spent making these Habits suit WHPS. It was imperative that everyone bought into the drive and felt that it was truly reflective of WHPS. The language and descriptions were edited to suit WHPS and the graphics and symbols for each Habit were especially designed for WHPS.

This will be an on-going ever important facet of our education philosophy. The Habits are printed in the diary each week and parents are encouraged to discuss them with their sons at home.

The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you. —B. B. King

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Mother Teresa

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