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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School

Habits of Mind

Habits of Mind, created by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, are an identified set of sixteen problem solving, life related skills that are important for effective learning. At St Edmund's we are implementing a selection of these learning behaviours. Each Habit is introduced and embedded over a half-term or term using a similar structure:

  • Introducing the Habit and what it means
  • Understanding why it is important and outlining strategies to support the Habit
  • Taking part in a Challenge morning, with organised activities, to apply the learning behaviour
  • Each Habit has an associated animal logo (designed by a pupil) and motto that the pupils recognise