Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Best Practices of Experts

The Habits of Experts
* Experts ask good questions.
* Experts break problems into parts.
* Experts rely on evidence.
* Experts look for patterns.
* Experts consider other perspectives.
* Experts follow hunches.
* Experts use familiar ideas in new ways.
* Experts collaborate.
* Experts welcome critique.
* Experts revise repeatedly.
* Experts persist.
* Experts seek out new challenges.
* Experts know their own best work styles.

from Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery,
by Kathleen Cushman and the students of What Kids Can Do. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2008. For more information, go to www.firesinthemind.org

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