Magnet Schools at Goodwin College

Our Magnet Standards and Learning Outcomes

CTRA scholars will contribute to a just and sustainable world by adhering to the following standards:

Magnet Standard 1: demonstrating self- and global awareness.

Magnet Standard 2: demonstrating a respect for the importance of diversity in the community of life.

Magnet Standard 3: demonstrating the impact of individual and social actions and decisions on the community of life.

Habits of Mind as Learning Outcomes

Educational outcomes in traditional settings focus on how many answers a student knows. When The Connecticut River Academy teaches for the Habits of Mind, we are interested in how students behave when they don’t know an answer. The Habits of Mind are performed in response to questions and problems, the answers to which are not immediately known. We are interested in enhancing the ways students produce knowledge rather than how they merely reproduce it. We want students to learn how to develop a critical stance with their work: inquiring, editing, thinking flexibly, and learning from another person’s perspective. The critical attribute of intelligent human beings is not only having information but also knowing how to act on it.