Habits of Learning
These are the habits that the Parker community expects its students to develop and exhibit in their academic work and in daily life.
In both school work and daily life, you show intellectual curiosity and wonder about the world. You ask thoughtful questions, and seek out their answers.
In both school life and daily life, you communicate honestly what you know or want to know, and what you believe or feel.
- Critical Thinking
In both school life and daily life, you analyze, synthesize, and draw conclusions from information. You generate solutions to problems using both creative and rational thought. You keep an open mind and appreciate different points of view.
In both school life and daily life, you contribute to the overall effort of a group. You work well with diverse individuals and in a variety of situations, using effective communication skills (consulting, listening, speaking).
In both school life and daily life, you sift through ideas and data, arranging them wisely and making sense of them. You come to school prepared with what you will need. You set reasonable goals, then plan and manage your time so as to meet them.
In both school life and daily life, you focus on the task at hand, observing and taking in the information you need to do it well.
Both in school and in the larger community, you take the initiative to participate in the process of learning. You contribute questions, ideas, and actions in group discussions, activities, and projects.
In both school life and daily life, you review and think about your actions and the work you produce, with the purpose of learning more.
In both school life and daily life, you self-start and stick with a task to its completion. When you encounter setbacks or obstacles, you try again. You seek out and use resources and assistance to make progress.