How well do you know Sequoyah’s Habits of Mind?


Ah, the Habits of Mind. The eight tenets that a large portion of the Sequoyah philosophy is based upon, the principles that the administrators and teachers often tell us to heed, namely Perspective, Inquiry, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Application, Stewardship, and Ownership (often cleverly abbreviated to “PICCCASO” or “CISCO CAP”). We are reminded of them constantly, but a study conducted on a sample of fifty-two Sequoyah high-schoolers reveals that only a few students are truly familiar with the principles that comprise Sequoyah’s doctrine. A mere thirty-four percent knew that there were eight habits of mind, and only twenty-three percent could name them all.