We strive to support the growth of all North Shore Students as…
- COLLABORATORS - individuals who work with others towards a common goal. Collaborators:
- know and assume responsibility for their role in a given situation (e.g. follower, leader) acting flexibly based on the strengths/limitations of each member of the group and self.
- support and encourage each member of the group in his/her role.
- are aware of, seek, and genuinely consider the ideas/perspectives of others.
- exercise flexibility and willingness to compromise.
- seek, reflect upon, give and use feedback (verbal/non-verbal) from others to enhance the work of the group.
- COMMUNICATORS - individuals who articulate thoughts, feelings, information and ideas using oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts. Communicators:
- listen and observe carefully, openly, actively, and objectively to clarify and/or deepen understanding and decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions.
- use communication with clarity, accuracy, and precision for a range of roles and purposes (e.g., to acknowledge, affirm, inform, instruct, inspire, persuade, clarify).
- select and utilize optimal/most appropriate media and technologies relative to the purpose/task of the intended outcome and judge their effectiveness a priori as well as to assess their impact.
- THINKERS – individuals who activate their mind for a variety of purposes. Characteristics/types of thinkers include, but are not limited to…
- understand disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary concepts: their discreteness, interrelatedness, and/or universality.
- use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.).
- strive to understand the complexity of issues.
- consider mental models and how they reflect current reality and/or affect future issues.
- analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes and/or complex situations.
- analyze and/or evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, alternative points of view and/or beliefs.
- synthesize and/or make connections between information and/or arguments
- interpret information and/or draws conclusions.
- reflect on learning experiences and/or processes.
- try different approaches and methods seizing upon opportunities to learn
- PROBLEM SOLVERS - individuals who find solutions in conventional and/or innovative ways. Problem solvers:
- wrestle with the discomfort of inconsistencies, contradictions, and multiple perspectives prior to taking the time to resolve difficulties and/or find solutions.
- identify and/or ask questions that contribute to solutions.
- use various criteria to select and/or test a variety of strategies and/or solutions for their effectiveness.
- revise thinking and/or action when necessary.
- INNOVATORS - individuals who are driven to conceive what doesn’t exist and bring new ideas to fruition. Innovators:
- imagine and/or envision what could be
- experiment with ideas.
- design and/or act on plans to make original ideas tangible and/or more useful.
- apply solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated, or existing needs in order to impact self, others, and society within local to global communities.
- generate new ideas/new ways of looking at the world.
- elaborate, refine, analyze, and/or evaluate ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts.
- demonstrate originality and/or inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas.
- COMMITED INDIVIDUALS - individuals who exhibit dispositions and ‘habits of mind’ that lead to:
- Growth in Self as people who:
- commit to understand and make meaning of learning.
- take initiative and/or risks.
- are reflective and/or metacognitive.
- attend to clarity, precision, and accuracy of outcome.
- persevere (Intellectually and/or behaviorally).
- exhibit adaptability.
- live curiously and/or explore complexity and/or simplicity.
- seek feedback from others
- invite, learn from, capitalize on, and persist in the face of mistakes, challenges, failures, and/or successes.
- Concern for Others as people who:
- make ethical choices.
- listen, think, and act empathetically.
- embrace and value diversity.
- contribute/commit to society.
- think and/or act with global-mindedness.
- acknowledge and honor the work of others
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