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The Habits of a Scholar

In 2014/15, Basalt Middle School rolled out a revised set of core values based on the Roaring Fork School District's visioning process. The new acronym that defines our Habits of a Scholar is "EXPECT." Expect stands for core values in Executive Skills, Perseverance, Enthusiasm, Compassion, and Teamwork. Additionally Basalt Middle School emphasizes Growth Mindset and Academic Responsibility. (Click on the link below for resources on each one.)

Executive Skills






Parent Resources

Learn how BMS incorporates these habits into the school: English

Learn how parents can incorporate these habits at home: English

How teachers grade for these behaviors 2017/18 (Click here


Teacher Resources

Resources for Teaching about Character. Click Here


About Character Education

Book:How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, by Paul Tough

Book: The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey

Article: "The Benefit of Character Education" by Jessica Lahey, The Atlantic

Article: Resources for teaching about character

Video: The Science of Character

Website: VIA and Character 



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