Habits of Mind in Leadership Training
In the leadership training session held in 21st to 22nd August 2012, our F.5 students together with the new teachers, learned how to apply the 16 Habits of Mind in their learning and teaching.


HOM Training Programme for F.1 - F.3
Having had the HOM leadership training workshop in June, the F.5 students put what they have learnt into practice by arranging training programme for F.1 to F.3 classes. The students made use of two form periods on 19th-20th September, 2011 to introduce the idea to the junior form students through games and interesting activities. Both the junior form students and the trainers, the F.5 students enjoyed the training sessions very much and found that they had learned a lot from it.
   
Habits of Mind in Leadership Training
On 23rd June, 2011, our F.4 students gathered together in the Leighton Hill Community Hall for the leadership training programme. They learned how to apply the 16 Habits of Mind in their role as the young leaders since some of them will be elected as the school prefects in the new school year.
 
HOM Training Programme for Form One to Three
Having had the HOM leadership training workshop in late August, the F.6 students put what they have learnt into practice by arranging training programme for F.1 to F.3 classes. The students made use of two form periods on 13th and 14th September, 2010 to introduce the idea to the junior students. All students participated actively in the activities which they found interesting and fruitful. F.6 students also reflected that they enjoyed organizing the programme which provided them with opportunities to employ the skills they learnt in the Habits of Mind.
 
 
 
 
Habits of Mind in Leadership Training
On 25th to 26 th August, 2010, our F.6 students together with the new teachers had the leadership training programme in our school hall.They learned how to apply the 16 Habits of Mind in their role as the young leaders as well as in their learning.
 
 
 
 
HOM Training Programme for F.1-F.3
After joining the HOM leadership training workshop in late August, the F.6 students have arranged training programme for F.1 to F.3 classes. The students made use of two form periods in 17th-18th September, 2009 to introduce the idea to the junior students, especially the F.1 students who are new to the practice. All students participated actively in the activities which they found interesting and fruitful. F.6 students also reflected that they enjoyed organizing the programme which provided them with opportunities to put into practice the Habits of Mind.
 
 
 
 
 
Habits of Mind in Leadership Training
In the leadership training session held in 25th to 26th August, 2009, our F.6 students together with the new teachers, learned how to apply the 16 Habits of Mind in their learning and teaching.
 
 
 
 
2008 Parentˇ¦s seminar on HOM
The seminar on "Habits of Success in School, Work and Life" was held on 9.12.2008 at 6:30 p.m. in Room G7 of St. Paul's Convent School. And we were greatly honoured to have invited Professor Arthur Costa to deliver the enlightening and interesting talk on "16 Habits of Mind". Professor Costa is the Professor Emeritus of California State University and Co-Founder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior, El Dorado Hills, California.
Over 100 participants attended the seminar. During the presentation, Professor Costa provided us with many useful tips and practical illustrations on how to help our daughters develop the patterns of thinking and behaviour that lead to success in school, work and life. His lively presentation, humorous descriptions and vivid demonstrations had impressed us most.
 
 
 
Building an even more thoughtful learning community with Habits of Mind
On 9 December 2008, 8 teachers attended the workshop conducted by Professor A. Costa on ˇ§Building an even more thoughtful learning community with Habits of Mindˇ¨. They had learnt how to apply the16 habits of mind in daily teaching and there was a sharing session on how to infuse HOM in teaching NSS English Language and Liberal Studies.
 
 
 
How to infuse Habits of Mind across the curriculum
Mr SW Law was invited by the EDB to share our school experiences on how to infuse Habits of Mind across the curriculum to a group of local principals and teachers. Five of our teachers also joined the 3 days HOM seminars conducted by Professor A. Costa from 12 Dec to 14 Dec 2007.
 
 

Listening with Understanding and Empathy

Professor A Costa and his colleague, Ms Sue Presler conducted a Parentsˇ¦ Seminar on "Listening with Understanding and Empathy" to over 100 of our parents on 12 December 2007.

 
 
 
Habits of Mind - Induction Training for New teachers
All new teachers attended the Habits of Mind workshop in allowing them to have a better understanding on how to infuse the 16 habits of mind into their daily teaching.

Our staff attended a series of Habits of Mind and Advanced HOM Workshops conducted by Professor Arthur Costa in December 7 and 8, 2006 to gain a deeper understanding of how the thinking curriculum could be assessed and implemented effectively.
 
 
 
Habits of Mind Workshop sponsored by the Quality Education Fund was held on 15-16th December, 2005 from 2 to 5 p.m. Click here to view the training materials. Here are some snapshots of it. Enjoy!
 
 
Joint-School Staff Development Day for Secondary Schools in Wanchai District was held on 13th December, 2005. Teachers attended seminar on "The Power of Thinking" and "Infusing Thinking Across the Curriculum" conducted by Professor Arthur L. Costa and, " The Impact of Cutting-edge Pedagogy in Learning and Teaching Scientific Approaches of Brain-based Learning and the Habits of Mind" and "Interactive Dialogue in Brain-based Learning and Teaching Strategies for Dynamic Learning" conducted by Mr. Ricky Chan. Here are some snapshots. Enjoy!
 
 
Seminar for Parents on Habits of Mind sponsored by the Quality Education Fund was held on 13th December, 2005. Click to view the details and seminar materials.
 

Towards the end of the academic year 2002-2003, Professor Arthur Costa, Emeritus Professor of California State University, Sacramento, introduced to us 16 types of intelligent behaviours called 'habits of mind'. These habits will aid Paulinians to perform well in school and everyday life as they encourage life's challenges. Habits of mind encourage thinking skills essential to all school activities and lifelong self-direct learning. 
   
Mrs.B. Tai giving a presentation on the application of HOM in teaching Chinese Language.
Mr. T.K. Yam giving suggestions regarding the application of HOM in teaching during a discussion.
 
 Professor Arthur Costa maintains that a critical attribute of intelligence is not only having information but also knowing how to act on it. The habits of mind that contribute to this intelligence are:
   
16 Habits of Mind
1.
Persisting
2.
Managing impulsivity
3.
Listening with understanding and empathy
4.
Thinking flexibly
5.
Thinking about thinking (metacognition)
6.
Striving for accuracy
7.
Questioning and posing problems
8.
Applying past knowlegde to new situations
9.
Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
10.
Gathering data through all senses
11.
Creating, imagining, innovating
12.
Responding with wonderment and awe
13.
Taking responsible risks
14.
Finding humour
15.
Thinking interdependently
16.
Remaining open to continuous learning
   
In response to Professor Costa, a series of activities had been organized for both teachers and students alike in the hope of training their communication skills as well as their ability in thinking across the curriculum. In a series of HOM lessons organized by the school, teachers were divided into different groups for discussion and presentation of different HOM concepts. Through these activities, teachers gained greater understanding and learnt how to apply the HOM concepts in their teaching. 
 
 
 28th and 29th August 2003 
 
 
 28th and 29th August 2004 
 
 
 
 
 29th and 30th August 2005 
To introduce the HOM concepts to Paulinians, workshops were held in every August before the new term began for all Form 6 Students starting from 2003. Through various games, the Form 6 students, who were divided into groups, were able to familiarize themselves with 1 of the 16 HOMs. During the school year, each group organized a lesson for one of the lower form classes to introduce their HOM to the younger Paulinians. Each class then had to design a bulletin board showing their understanding of what the Habits of Mind are about. This not only allowed students to learn the HOMs interactively, but also promoted unity and a sense of belonging among all students.
Paulinians succeeded in using two pieces of strings to hold up a can.
Paulinians are discussing among themselves.
After a series of learning activities, our students started to apply what they had learnt to several major school functions, such as the Drama, the Debating and the Dance Competitions by persisting in face of obstacles, thinking flexibly and applying what they had learnt in the previous years to present situations. We hope that they will continue to apply the HOMs to show their school spirit, 'Being all things to all People'.
   
School-based thinking workshop by Dr William Wu, HKBU
Sister Margaret Wong and all her staff attended a school-based thinking workshop run by Dr William Wu from HKBU on ˇ§ Whole-Brain Learningˇ¨ and ˇ§Teaching of Thinkingˇ¨ in our school hall on 27 August 2003.
 
 
 
 
   
The Fourth Thinking Initiative International Conference
Sister Margaret Wong and 20 teachers attended the Fourth Thinking Initiative International Conference on ˇ§How to teach critical thinkingˇ¨ by Dr. Alec Fisher and on ˇ§Five theme in a thought-filled curriculum" by Professor Arthur Costa during the period 27th to 28th June 2003
 
 
 
   
Infusing thinking across the curriculum through the 16 Habits of Mind (HOM)
Sr Margaret Wong and 15 teachers spent 3 days in Hong Kong Baptist University to attend the workshop ˇ§Promoting Thinking Skills and Self-directed Learning through the Habits of Mindˇ¨ run by Professor Arthur L. Costa, Emeritus Professor of California State University, Sacramento, on how to infuse HOM across the curriculum during the period 24th-26th June 2003