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Encouraging Habits of the Mind and Self-Directedness

Research suggests that the habits of persistence, precision of language and thought, and managing impulsivity can lead to self-directedness.

Select two that you see as interrelated in some way and explain how the selected two relate to each other.

Write a description of a teacher behavior or practice that may inadvertently discourage students from practicing those habits of mind.

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Let us begin by discussing the definition of persistence and managing impulsivity. Persistence focuses on preserving and moving forward on a problem when a solution is not obvious. It takes a lot of inquiry, trial and error, and even failure to find the solution. Often, students may even become discouraged and want to give up during the process. But it is he who continues, facilitates scientific inquiry, and exemplifies complex systems of thought that will derive on the correct answer in the end.

Similarly, managing impulsivity requires a good sense of problem solving skills and the ability to think before moving forward. Students who are good at managing ...

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This posting discusses the habits of persistence, precision of language and thought, and managing impulsitivity to achieve self-directedness

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