Habits of an MCS Scholar

      The 5 habits that will bring success – at MCS and in LIFE!


A SELF-CONFIDENT MCS SCHOLAR IS/HAS:
  
Academic Integrity - organized - responsible - timely - takes pride in work - never cheats self or others - never shortcuts learning - high quality - always gives best effort - has high grit; willing to keep tackling a concept/skill until mastered  

Social Integrity - takes care of him/herself - takes care of others - has sympathy for others - shows empathy for others’ situations - cares about others and takes interest in them, even if they are different - contributes to positive class & school environment - encourages others;  - works well with others; valuable team member - plays well with others; team player - uses good teamwork strategies  
    
Effective Communicator - speaks & writes clearly - succinct; speaks to the point  - open-minded approach - excellent & discerning listener - gives respectful & thoughtful responses - responds intelligently - explains, compares, contrasts - analyzes, synthesizes - evaluates, critiques, questions - persuades  

A Problem-Solver - finds solutions to conflicts & obstacles - approaches difficulty with ideas, positive attitude - always gives strong effort  - has high perseverance & grit over long periods of time - never quits - sees failure as opportunity - faces fears; doesn’t let fear stop them  

Creative/Intuitive - original - resourceful - imaginative - perceptive - insightful - sensitive - discerning - thinks outside of the “box”

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