Marzano (1992) defines habits of mind as mental habits individuals can develop to render their thinking and learning more self-regulated. These mental habits include:
Marzano illustrates effective use of these habits: " A student might develop a specific plan for an upcoming classroom project. Part of this plan would include identifying necessary resources and establishing milestones. As the student executes the plan, he might occasionally note whether he is getting closer or further from his goal and then make corrections as needed."