N.B. Tracy has a lot of material about Habits of Mind. And she's happy to share.

Art Costa - father of Habits of Mind

This wiki has downloadable posters and other resources to support HoM

Karen Boyes - Habits of Mind


Making Habits of Mind meaningful from EDtalks on Vimeo.


The Habits of Mind:


  1. Persisting
  2. Managing Impulsivity
  3. Listening With Understanding and Empathy
  4. Thinking Flexibly
  5. Thinking About Thinking (Metacognition)
  6. Striving For Accuracy and Precision
  7. Questioning and Posing Problems
  8. Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  9. Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  10. Gathering Data through All Senses
  11. Creating, Imagining, and Innovating
  12. Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  13. Taking Responsible Risks.
  14. Finding Humor
  15. Thinking Interdependently
  16. Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
The Habits of Mind give learners of all ages and at all stages, a framework for autonomous, lifelong learning. They show us how to behave intelligently, independently and reflectively.