The Habits of Mind are skills and intellectual habits that our students are expected to master by the time they graduate from JJSE. The first letters spell out “PROPEL.”
Perspectives: Does the student demonstrate a strong point of view and awareness of the issue’s complexity?
Relevance (So What?): Does the student effectively demonstrate why this work is important?
Originality: Does the student demonstrate original thinking, individual style, and creative problem solving?
Precision: Does the student use effective conventions in written work? Does the student use effective presentation skills?
Evidence: Does the student demonstrate compelling, strong, and accurate evidence to support his/her findings?
Logical Reasoning: Does the student effectively use evidence to support his/her perspectives in a well-organized, clear, logical and convincing way?
For a one-page summary of the Habits of Mind, click here: