Habits of mind:

A set of attributes identified by Drs. Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick that describe what “intelligent people do when they are confronted with problems, the resolution to which are not immediately apparent.” The 16 Habits of Mind identified by Costa and Kallick include: persisting; thinking and communicating with clarity and precision; managing impulsivity; gathering data through all senses; listening with understanding and empathy; creating, imagining, innovating; thinking flexibly; responding with wonderment and awe; thinking about thinking (metacognition); taking responsible risks; striving for accuracy; finding humor; questioning and posing problems; thinking interdependently; applying past knowledge to new situations; remaining open to continuous learning.