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Habits of Mind - CURIOSITY and PERSEVERANCE

December 02, 2019
By Jennifer Baham | Teaching Principal

This week we pair together CURIOSITY and PERSEVERANCE. Naturally connected, curiosity desires to know or understand something, and perseverance offers sustained intellectual curiosity. Curiosity asks questions like “How?” and “Why?”  Perseverance remains focused, seeing a task through to its completion.

SJCS teachers promote both of these habits of mind throughout the day. Group discussion, projects, simulations and presentations lend themselves to simple and complex opportunities for both curiosity and perseverance.

  • 8 Bible practices “liturgical audits” of our habits to discover what our hearts long for and how we can choose habits which orient our hearts to God’s design.
     
  • MS Science follows the Socratic method to form scientific reasoning like a professional scientist. Most recently the 7th graders performed fetal pig dissections, discovering “causes of death” as well as the various body systems in mammals.
     
  • ES science adopted FOSS Science last year. Each class composes a scientific notebook which documents student curiosity, scientific fact, and the year-long journey through topics such as habitats, minerals, or simple machines.

 

TIGER TALK: QUESTIONS FOR YOUR FAMILY

Whether you're with your fellow Tigers at the dinner table or cruising home during your commute, take a few moments to explore these Tiger Talk questions. 

  • What tasks draw out the most curiosity for you as a student at school or as a parent in the workplace or home?

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