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Habits of Mind Focus: Persisting
Posted 11/10/2017 06:57AM

HABITS OF MIND: PERSISTING

As an International Habits of Mind Learning Community, Griswold School has committed to recognizing the importance of supporting students' Habits of Mind in parallel to teaching grade-level standards and curriculum.  The Habits of Mind are based on decades of brain and intelligence research.  According to researchers and philosophers, knowledge and intelligence must be accompanied by these habits for people to be successful in all aspects of life.  What good are knowledge and intelligence if people don't know how to use them, especially when facing adversity, problems, and new situations?  See the link below for more details about all of the Habits of Mind.

Habits of Mind Summary

While all of the Habits of Mind are interconnected, Griswold School is focusing on three specific areas this school year.  PersistingOur School Families and SOARS Assemblies, as well as various classroom lessons, will focus on these habits.  Our first focus area this school year is PERSISTING.  In short, PERSISTING is when students stick to a task through completion - especially when they get stuck.  The goal is to stay focused and perhaps try new ways to complete the task at hand.

To learn more about PERSISTING and all of the Habits of Mind, please visit our professional development partner at The Institute for Habits of Mind.

  • November 2017
    • November 22, 2017 1/2 day bef Thanksgiving-Early Dismissal District
    • November 22, 2017 Report Cards
    • November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day-No School District
    • November 24, 2017 Holiday-No School District
    • November 27, 2017 BOE Regular Meeting (fourth Monday) 7:00 PMMcGee
    • November 29, 2017 Early Dismissal - Afternoon Conferences
  • December 2017
    • December 6, 2017 Early Dismissal - Afternoon Conferences
    • December 7, 2017 Early Dismissal - Evening Conferences
    • December 11, 2017 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education

Griswold Quick Facts

  • Established: 1964
  • Grades: K-5
  • Students: 490
  • Colors: Blue & White
  • Mascot: American Bald Eagle

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