Guy Claxton shared these essential habits for 21st century learners at ICOT2015 conference in Spain

1. Organise and design your own learning
2. Think on your feet
3. Persist with difficulty
4. Manage your attention amidst competition
5. Question and check knowledge claims
6. Forming effective teams for work and study
7. Check and improve your own work
8. Adopt multiple perspectives

How well do we foster these habits of mind in ourselves and children?