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How do you define success? What do you want your children to know, be able to do and value?

Imagine being able to go to the people who you see as the most successful and ask them, “HOW!?”

Well, there was a group of academics who undertook such a task and they saw that there are certain habits that people who are successful have. But before we launch into this and become instantly successful in teaching and learning…

What’s a habit and why is this important?

Well, a habit is something that your mind/body defaults to when you don’t even think about what to do. It’s the way your brain ticks. When someone sneezes do you say, “Bless you.” Probably not in 2020. Now you just pull your mask a little closer and walk a little faster.

The Habits of the Mind are what we want our children to have as their go-to.

One of the most valuable gifts we can give our children is helping them know how to solve a problem.

In this series we’ll be looking at all 16 of the Habits of the Mind that will aid your teaching. We won’t just discuss them, but I’ll give you practical ways of using them in your lessons.

Like how we use ‘Responding with Wonderment and Awe’ in the homeCode Space Explorers Coding Course for Kids.

Knowing about a habit and actually getting into a habit are two vastly different things.

If you’re curious about how you might apply these habits into your teaching and routines, then please let me know what sort of topics you’re covering (for any age) and I can help with some ideas. Let’s chat on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Until then, keep thinking and keep exploring!

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20 years ago Herman and his wife Carina, with their 2 daughters moved to George in the beautiful Garden Route region of South Africa. He has a passion for the people of the region and is involved in many humanitarian projects. He is co-owner of the popular Facebook group called Georgiete Staan Saam with a membership of 71 000. He is a connector and an activist for unity and works tirelessly to help all communities in George and the Garden Route to realise that the answer for the political, business and socio-economical problems of the area is to stand together, plan together and working together at a common sustainable goal of alleviating poverty. Herman is the CEO of the Love Garden Route NPC and is one of the founders of the Love George movement. He is the owner and founder of the LoveGeorge News platform and the online radio stations RadioCSA. For 30 years Herman specializes in web development and web design and through his business also offer web-hosting, email-hosting and domain-hosting. As a Pastor he has presented over 40 men's and women's camps where the main focus is to assist and guide Christians in discovering their true calling and then activate them into their true Prophetic and Apostolic calling.