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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.

  • July 2018
    • July 25, 2018 BOE Special Meeting 6:00 PMBOE Meeting Room
  • August 2018
    • August 13, 2018 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education
    • August 27, 2018 Teacher Orientation District wide
    • August 28, 2018 Prof Dev - No School for Students District wide
    • August 29, 2018 *FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • September 2018
    • September 3, 2018 Labor Day - No School District wide
    • September 10, 2018 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education
    • September 14, 2018 Berlin Fair Day - No School District wide
    • September 19, 2018 Aft Prof Dev - Early Dismissal District wide

Griswold Quick Facts

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

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