The Habits of Mind are defined as the dispositions that are skillfully and mindfully employed by characteristically successful people when confronted with problems, the solutions to which are not immediately apparent.

The Habits of Mind were derived by Art Costa and subsequently expanded upon by himself and his co-author Bena Kallick. In the video below Professor Costa briefly describes what the Habits of Mind are

In this article Art Costa defines and discusses each of the Habits of Mind.

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