12 Characteristics of Successful Learners

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Amanda Witman

Successful learning may happen organically, but it does not happen accidentally. One might be surrounded with rich educational resources, but without key capabilities, those learning opportunities will go untapped.
What makes a successful learner?
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 Successful learners…
1. …are leaders in their own learning.
2015-HS-EveEismann1-under1mb2. …engage with the world around them.
3. …question everything.
4. …think for themselves.
5. …are driven by their interests.
6. …push through challenges.
7. …are determined to succeed.
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8. …have inner motivation and self discipline.
9. …exercise their minds and their bodies.
10. …cultivate good habits.
11. …know how and when to ask for help.
12. …are willing to take risks, fail, and learn from their mistakes.
 
What other characteristics can you add to this list? How did you encourage successful learning today?

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