A habit of mind is an acquired disposition to respond in a particular way.
Have you given students important information in your syllabus only to have them ask about it during the semester? Wonder why students do not attend office hours? We give information in our classes, catalogs, counseling appointments, etc. We offer extra help and provide important and useful student services, so why is it that many of those students don’t use the information or practice the behaviors and ways of thinking that lead to successful learning and college completion?
It’s clear that our students need greater direction and engagement to be successful in college, and we need frameworks and tools to better understand our students and to assist their college success. During this half-day event, we will explore proven techniques to help build students into the lifelong learners we strive to create. We will learn new strategies and start to create a supportive community by developing a common language for student success and by engaging in activities that improve students’ academic habits of mind.
Come and see why Habits of Mind is worth investigating.