The six Habits of Mind, inspired by the Coalition of Essential Schools, have been seamlessly woven into the fabric of BDEA’s culture. These habits are the foundations of our student’s success, as they resonate in our classrooms, echo through our hallways, and reverberate within our community. They are the shared heartbeat of both students and staff, fostering an environment where possibilities are limitless.


I understand what I believe and the reason for those beliefs. I recognize that there are different ways of expressing myself.  I am able to effectively communicate my vision to others in different ways.


I am able to determine the difference between fact and opinion. I know where to find information and how to understand it.


I understand the presence of bias in various forms of communication. I recognize the effect of these biases and know how to discern truth.


I understand why things are as they are, and I am able to understand how seemingly separate parts of society, the world, and life affect each other.


I recognize that few things are inevitable.  I am able to understand and evaluate complex ideas and issues and understand that for any given situation there could be multiple outcomes.


I understand the importance of different events, issues, ideas, and systems in my own life. I am commited to using this awareness to make informed choices.

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