Helping children be powerful learners

Learning is a complex process and requires a multitude of qualities to come together to enable the best possible retention and experience. The simple accumulation of knowledge does not fully take in to consideration to intricate interplay between the social, the emotional and the psychological aspects of the learning process.

Habits of Mind are the individual qualities that a person can develop, train and become proficient in in order to learn effectively. The habits of mind are ways of behaving in order to learn how to learn. Qualities such as resilience, flexible thinking, being open to problem solving, being mindful and present to encourage focus and, seeing the beauty in the unknown and being motivated to find out more are all habits of mind that we nurture and celebrate here at UCPS – when these qualities in thinking and acting become habitual will our children fully release their imagination and embrace the challenge oflifelong learning.