GRISWOLD SHOWCASE

Habits of Mind Focus: Managing Impulsivity
Posted 01/02/2018 10:24PM

HABITS OF MIND: MANAGING IMPULSIVITY

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.  Managing ImpulsivityOur School Families and SOARS Assemblies, as well as various classroom lessons, will focus on these habits.  Our second focus area this school year is MANAGING IMPULSIVITY.  In short, MANAGING IMPULSIVITY is when students stop and think before making a plan of action.  The goal is to make deliberate and thoughtful choices in all aspects of life, including completing a task, communicating with peers, or reacting to challenging situations. 

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

  • June 2018
    • June 18, 2018 BOE Educational Resources Committee 5:30 PMBOE Library/Conference Room
    • June 18, 2018 BOE Special Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education
    • June 20, 2018 Last Day of School-Early Dismissal District
    • June 20, 2018 Report Cards Distributed
    • June 20, 2018 Box Bistro Fundrasier 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM1240 Farmington Avenue
  • July 2018
    • July 9, 2018 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education
  • 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

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  • Grades: K-5
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