Photo of a student with their family and teacher receiving a Hall of Fame award.

Students are inducted into the Young Engineer Hall of Fame during our Friday Assemblies.
Teachers select students for this recognition based on Cannon's STEM Habits of Mind. Students who consistently exhibit these habits are candidates for selection.

Cannon Elementary STEM Habits of Mind

September--Applying Past Knowledge--use what you learn--accessing prior knowledge, Using what you know to get what you don’t know

Quote: To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. (Confucius)

October--Being Persistent--Stick to It--Preserving. Remaining focused, Looking for ways to reach your goal when stuck.  Not giving up.

Quote: Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

November/December--Creating, Imagining, and Innovating--Generating new, original,  and novel ideas,

Quote: The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. (Albert Einstein)

January--Questioning and Posing Problems--Having a questioning attitude and an inquiring mind. Developing curiosity. Finding problems to solve

Quote: "Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers." - Robert Half

February--Listening with Empathy--Understand Others.  Make an effort to understand another’s point of view and emotions.

Quote: Empathy is about standing in someone else's shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. (Daniel H. Pink)

March--Thinking and Communicating Clearly--Be Clear.  Speaking and writing with accuracy.  Avoiding exaggeration or leaving things out.

Quote: To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. (Tony Robbins)

April--Providing Constructive and Reflective Feedback--Giving helpful and insightful information. Provide details and give specific examples.

Quote: We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve.(Bill Gates)

May--Taking Responsible Risks--Venture out.  Be adventurous.  Being willing to try new things.  Know that mistakes are part of learning.  Stretching yourself.  

Quote: Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.(T. S. Eliot)