The 6 Habits of Thinkers


Thinkers Ask Questions
Thinkers Ask Questions
Thinkers Collaborate with Others
Thinkers Collaborate with Others
Thinkers Create and Innovate
Thinkers Create and Innovate
Thinkers Persevere
Thinkers Persevere
Thinkers Think Flexibly
 Thinkers Think Flexibly
Thinkers Communicate Ideas with ConfidenceThinkers Communicate Ideas with Confidence

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Inspired by Caine's Arcade, Pinney Fifth Graders designed their own games for the cardboard challenge. In order to be successful with this challenge, students needed to use all 6 Habits of Thinkers as they worked through the process. They thought flexibly, collaborated with others, were innovative in their ideas, persevered, thought flexibly, and communicated ideas with confidence! You can learn more about Caine's Arcade in this video: https://youtu.be/Ul9c-4dX4Hk






GRE Culture of Enrichment allows 4th graders in Mrs. Miller’s room to Ask Questions (one of the 6 Habits of Thinkers) of the word study curriculum. Part of the daily word study curriculum is to break down and study word patters so the learning and understanding can be applied to spelling. However, students began to ask questions as they examined the words with the ending /TION/. Deeper into their study, they found that the /T/ may be part of the root word rather than part of the suffix /TION/. Students prepared an argument defending their idea that /ION/ was the actual suffix, rather than /TION/. Students Communicated with Confidence (another Habit of Thinkers) their rationale to Dublin City School curriculum leaders and the change is up for consideration. The next step in their process is to write a formal proposal to the Dublin City School’s Board of Education. What began as a simple question around a word may potentially lead to a change in learning for students all around Dublin City Schools. This is just another example of how the Culture of Enrichment provides opportunities for students to ask questions, think critically, and make a difference in the world around us.

Here are two fourth grade students at Thomas Elementary. They chose a math project that included analyzing the class interest inventories. Through this project, they needed to ask questions, think flexibly, collaborate and persevere.   They will eventually share what they have created and present their ideas to the class.   They have inspired others to pursue one of their interests!



Encouraging creativity and innovation is one of the many ways we grow thinkers.  Second grade students at Glacier Ridge Elementary utilized their creativity and innovation with a LEGO Challenge during Library.  
Students were given the task to build a bird out of the LEGOs, while blindfolded.Our thinkers were encouraged to use their imagination, think creatively, persevere through the challenge of being blindfolded, and communicate about their idea during this challenge!