STOPPING THE OPT-OUT MINDSET and LEARNED HELPLESSSNES! Maladaptive and dysfunctional thinking leads to fear, anxiety, pessimism, and self-dought. Students need a sense of mastery, confidence, and perseverance. Our students may not have the positive Habits of Mind that they need to cope with and adapt to our stress-inducing educational climate.
Mindful students' are happy, focused, engaged, demonstrate self-persuasion, impulse control, resilient, intrinsically motivated, emotionally grounded, centered, more curiouse, and academically successful.
Reference - Impulsivity (or impulsiveness) is a multifactorial construct that involves a tendency to act on a whim, displaying behavior characterized by little or no forethought, reflection, or consideration of the consequences.
Persisting - No matter what happens, you must stick to the task and never give up. Setting SMART goals with your students daily. weekly, or monthly that spell out explicit daily task will help students build persistence and sticktoitiveness.
Reference - Persistence refers to perseverance in task, thoughts, or actions in spite of fatigue, setbacks, or frustration. Persistence can also be measured as the time invested in staying on task.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Reference- Cognitive flexibility has been described as the mental ability to switch between thinking about two different concepts, and to think about multiple concepts simultaneously.
Reference - Listening for understanding is an attitude. The learner's effectiveness in personal life and in work depends on the ability to listen. The listener's purpose is to get a clear picture of what the speaker is saying. This message is revealed through the speaker's eyes, facial expressions, voice, emotions, and words.
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Reference- A cognitive bias refers to the systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion. Individuals create their own "subjective social reality" from their perception of the input.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. Jim Rohn
Reference - Metacognition is "cognition about cognition", "thinking about thinking","knowing about knowing", becoming "aware of one's awareness" and higher-order thinking skills. The term comes from the root word meta, meaning "beyond". Metacognition can take many forms; it includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem-solving. There are generally two components of metacognition: knowledge about cognition, and regulation of cognition
“Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily as rigid dispositions can close hearts and minds to such elevated awareness. It generally depends on whether you allow fear and anger to rule your actions or whether you give wisdom, courage, and compassion the authority to do so.”― Aberjhani
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an hour.”― William Blake
I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. Elon Musk
The perfection of style consists in the use of the exact speech necessary to convey the sense in the fewest words consistent with perspicuity (freedom from obscurity), at the same time having regard to appropriateness and harmony of expression. Its greater excellencies are directness, accuracy, appropriateness and perspicuity. Joseph P. Bradley
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius
Reference - Laughter has proven beneficial effects on various other aspects of biochemistry. It has been shown to lead to reductions in stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. When laughing the brain also releases endorphins that can relieve some physical pain. Laughter also boosts the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T-cells, leading to a stronger immune system. A 2000 study found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh and be able to recognize humor in a variety of situations, compared to people of the same age without heart disease.
Laughter is important, not only because it makes us happy, it also has actual health benefits. And that's because laughter completely engages the body and releases the mind. It connects us to others, and that in itself has a healing effect. Marlo Thomas
Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change. Stephen Covey
Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert. William Osler
The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. Mark Zuckerberg
The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education. Jeff Bingaman
Habits of Mind is knowing how to behave intelligently when you DON'T know the answer. It means having a disposition toward behaving intelligently when confronted with problems, the answers to which are not immediately known: dichotomies, dilemmas, enigmas and uncertainties.Arthur L. Costa, Ed. D.
[PDF]The 16 Habits of Mind identified by Costa and Kallick include:
Arthur L. Costa, Ed. D. and Bena Kallick, Ph.D. By definition, a problem is any stimulus, question, task, phenomenon, or discrepancy, the explanation for which is not immediately known. ... Habits of Mind are performed in response to those questions and problems the answers to which are NOT immediately known.
[PDF]16 Habits of Mind
(After Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, Habits of Mind: A Developmental ... The Habits of Mind are an identified set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, ...