The 9 Traits Of
Critical Thinking

By Integrating These 9 Traits Across The Curriculum, Educators Can Build A School-Wide Thinking Culture That Supports Student Growth And Achievement

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Together, these 9 traits lay the foundation for promoting standards mastery, student achievement, and a culture of growth in the classroom. They will help develop critical thinkers who will be tomorrow’s leaders.

The 9 Traits Of Critical Thinking™

Adapt

I adjust my actions and strategies to accomplish tasks.

Examine

I use a variety of methods to explore and to analyze.

Create

I use my knowledge and imagination to express new and innovative ideas.

Communicate

I use clear language to express my ideas and to share information.

Collaborate

I work with others to achieve better outcomes.

Inquire

I seek information that excites my curiosity and inspires my learning.

Link

I apply knowledge to reach new understandings.

Reflect

I review my thoughts and experiences to guide my actions.

Strive

I use effort and determination to focus on challenging tasks.

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An In-Depth Look At The 9 Traits Of Critical Thinking™

Watch as Product Manager and former teacher and administrator, Ladona Cook goes in-depth with Mentoring Minds’ 9 Traits of Critical Thinking.

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