Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Revised and expanded from the original 4-book Habits of Mind series, this compelling volume shows how developing strong habits of mind is an essential foundation for leading, teaching, learning, and living well in a complex world.

Author: Arthur L. Costa

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416607410

Category: Education

Page: 424

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In Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, noted educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present a comprehensive guide to shaping schools around Habits of Mind. The habits are a repertoire of behaviors that help both students and teachers successfully navigate the various challenges and problems they encounter in the classroom and in everyday life. The Habits of Mind include * Persisting * Managing impulsivity * Listening with understanding and empathy * Thinking flexibly * Thinking about thinking (metacognition) * Striving for accuracy * Questioning and posing problems * Applying past knowledge to new situations * Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision * Gathering data through all senses * Creating, imagining, innovating * Responding with wonderment and awe * Taking responsible risks * Finding humor * Thinking interdependently * Remaining open to continuous learning This volume brings together--in a revised and expanded format--concepts from the four books in Costa and Kallick's earlier work Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series. Along with other highly respected scholars and practitioners, the authors explain how the 16 Habits of Mind dovetail with up-to-date concepts of what constitutes intelligence; present instructional strategies for activating the habits and creating a "thought-full" classroom environment; offer assessment and reporting strategies that incorporate the habits; and provide real-life examples of how communities, school districts, building administrators, and teachers can integrate the habits into their school culture. Drawing upon their research and work over many years, in many countries, Costa and Kallick present a compelling rationale for using the Habits of Mind as a foundation for leading, teaching, learning, and living well in a complex world.
Categories: Education

Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood

Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood

Within these pages, Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick share the authentic stories and experiences of teachers who have taught these Habits of Mind (HOM) to young children: - Persisting - Managing impulsivity - Listening with understanding ...

Author: Arthur L. Costa

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416627104

Category: Education

Page: 208

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In the first years of life, as children observe, imitate, and interact with people and their environment, the brain is structuring a foundation for vocabulary, values, cognitive processes, and social skills. Educators, you can help influence that development by teaching the skills and dispositions of intelligent, creative, effective decision makers and problem solvers. Within these pages, Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick share the authentic stories and experiences of teachers who have taught these Habits of Mind (HOM) to young children: - Persisting - Managing impulsivity - Listening with understanding and empathy - Thinking flexibly - Thinking about thinking - Striving for accuracy - Questioning and posing problems - Applying past knowledge to new situations - Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision - Gathering data through all senses - Creating, imagining, and innovating - Responding with wonderment and awe - Taking responsible risks - Finding humor - Thinking interdependently - Remaining open to continuous learning The practical examples in this book show how anybody who works with young children can introduce the Habits of Mind in entertaining and concrete ways that are developmentally appropriate. By designing learning experiences that reflect the situations and challenges children face in their lives, educators can help our youngest citizens begin to develop the habits of mind that feed a lifetime of learning.
Categories: Education

Succeeding with Habits of Mind

Succeeding with Habits of Mind

"This book represents 'next steps' for teachers and schools that are committed to moving forward and succeeding with the Habits of Mind.

Author: James Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1742396224

Category: Cognition in children

Page: 150

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"This book represents 'next steps' for teachers and schools that are committed to moving forward and succeeding with the Habits of Mind. It is expected that readers will already be familiar with the Habits through professional learning, or having read Costa and Kallick's foundation books such as Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind."--p. 8.
Categories: Cognition in children

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

This book serves as an additional resource for teachers who are learning to implement the Habits of Mind. ... And it is meant to accompany the most recent publication: Learning and Leading with Habits ofMind (2008), all published by the ...

Author: Arthur L. Costa

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416607632

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Distinguished educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present this collection of stories by educators around the world who have successfully implemented the habits in their day-to-day teaching in K-12 classrooms. The collective wisdom and experience of these thoughtful practitioners provide readers with insight into the transdisciplinary nature of the 16 Habits of Mind--intelligent behaviors that lead to success in school and the larger world--as well as model lessons and suggestions for weaving the habits into daily instruction in language arts, music, physical education, social studies, math, foreign language, and other content areas. Readers will come to understand that, far from an "add-on" to the curriculum, the habits are an essential element for helping students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond. As in all their books on the Habits of Mind, Costa and Kallick have a broad and worthwhile goal in mind. As they say in the concluding chapter of this volume, "If we want a future that is much more thoughtful, vastly more cooperative, greatly more compassionate, and a whole lot more loving, then we have to invent it. That future is in our homes, schools, and classrooms today. The Habits of Mind are the tools we all can use to invent our desired vision of the future."
Categories: Education

The Saga of Toi and Me A Memoir

The Saga of Toi and Me    A Memoir

Smarter Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind – Michele De Bellis Format – Three Part Workshop Part I – “Thinking is for everyone” Table Activity Questions – What are characteristics of effective creative problem solving?

Author: Merredith F. Perkins, Ph.D.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480930995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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The Saga of Toi and Me – A Memoir by Merredith F. Perkins, Ph. D. The Saga of Toi and Me — A Memoir is about our environment, family, and ancestry. It’s about how the actions of love can be influential and powerful. Saga is about taking risks and learning something that is beneath the surface of our being that makes us fight for our productive lives. It’s about being down, but getting up. It’s about harnessing a power that we found in ourselves that propelled us forward. Power. This memoir is for “mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, and families” who use their interwoven strength to struggle through circumstances of loss and love. My story is for all to read about examples of how resilience, perseverance, and the strength in each of us propels us to develop a power in handling the matters that we can control and matters that we can’t, self-power that is taught via a people support system. My survival has to be based on my power of determination to do so... and to have newly defined fun along the way. Toi has “unleashed” me to do just that. Looking back and laughing is cathartic, that is what The Saga of Toi and Me — A Memoir is all about.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools

Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools

Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools comprises more than 50 tools to help teachers and administrators foster the Habits of Mind among students, staff, and parents. All tools are available for download.

Author: Karen Boyes

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416608882

Category: Education

Page: 402

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Take educational outcomes way beyond facts and information with these tools for teaching students how to think and behave intelligently when they encounter problems and challenges. Karen Boyes, New Zealand author.
Categories: Education

A Mindset for Learning

A Mindset for Learning

"This book is a gem: vivid, fun and thoughtful.

Author: Kristine Mraz

Publisher:

ISBN: 0325062889

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"This book is a gem: vivid, fun and thoughtful. It's like sitting next to a skillful, experienced, focused teacher in a real classroom. Kristi and Christine draw on their years of teaching and their dedication to educating children to help students become more empathic and act more thoughtfully and to prepare them with the essentials for success in an uncertain future." -Arthur Costa, author of Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind We know how to teach content and skills. But can we teach the habits of mind needed for academic success, a love of learning, and agency in the world? We can, and A Mindset for Learning shows us how. "We want our students to take on challenges with zeal," write Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz, "to see themselves not as static test scores but as agents of change." Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school-and life-by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes: optimism-putting aside fear and resistance to learn something new persistence-keeping at it, even when a task is hard flexibility-trying different ways to find a solution resilience-bouncing back from setbacks and learning from failure empathy-learning by putting oneself in another person's shoes. A Mindset for Learning pairs research-psychological, neurological, and pedagogical-with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, classroom vignettes, and more. "This book holds our dreams for all children," write Kristi and Christine, "that they grow to be brave in the face of risk, kind in the face of challenge, joyful and curious in all things." If you want that for your students, then help them discover A Mindset for Learning.
Categories: Education

Powering Up Children

Powering Up Children

Activating and Engaging Habits of Mind (Cheltenham, VIC: Hawker Brownlow Education). Costa, Arthur L., and Kallick, Bena (eds) (2008). Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success (Alexandria, ...

Author: Guy Claxton

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785833823

Category: Education

Page: 352

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In Powering Up Children: The Learning Power Approach to primary teaching, Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon harness the design principles of the Learning Power Approach (LPA) to provide a rich resource of effective teaching strategies for use in the primary school classroom. Foreword by Ron Berger. The LPA is a way of teaching which aims to develop all children as confident and capable learners ready, willing, and able to choose, design, research, pursue, troubleshoot, and evaluate learning for themselves, alone and with others, in school and out. This approach therefore empowers teachers to complement their delivery of content, knowledge, and skills with the nurturing of positive habits of mind that will better prepare students to flourish in later life. Building upon the foundations carefully laid in The Learning Power Approach (ISBN 9781785832451), the first book in the Learning Power series, Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon's Powering Up Children embeds the ideas of this influential method in the context of the primary school. It offers a thorough explanation of how the LPA's design principles apply to this level of education and, by presenting a wide range of practical strategies and classroom examples, illustrates how they can be put into action with different age groups and in different curricular areas especially relating to literacy and numeracy, but also in specific subjects such as science, history, art, and PE. Bursting with tips and techniques to get students' learning muscles stretching from a young age, the book is designed for busy primary school teachers who want to get started on the LPA journey as well as for those who have already made good progress and are looking for fresh ideas. The central chapters are structured around thematic clusters of the LPA's design principles, and follow a common format: 1. First, the authors explain why the design principles focused on are important; including what's in it for the teacher and what's in it for the children. 2. Next, they offer a menu of practical low-risk tweaks to classroom practice that enable teachers to engage with the design principles and experience some quick wins. 3. Then they provide some ideas about how to embed the principles more deeply in the ongoing life of the classroom including some rich lesson examples from across the primary age range, and from different school subjects. 4. Finally, they address some of the common bumps and issues that may crop up along the way, and offer advice to help teachers overcome such potential obstacles. Suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers of learners aged 3 to 11.
Categories: Education

Dispositions

Dispositions

In The learning powered school: Pioneering 21st century education. Bristol, UK: TLO Limited. Costa, A., & Kallick, B. (2008). Project bright idea. In Learning and leading with habits of mind: 16 characteristics of success.

Author: Arthur L. Costa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483339139

Category: Education

Page: 176

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From the authors of the best-selling Habits of Mind… Two leading consultants present a game-changing look at why and how to “mind the gap” between what we claim are educational essentials, and how we evaluate results. Dispositions builds on the authors’ influential Habits of Mind writings, including new evidence of why influencing students’ dispositional habits is their key to finding meaning in classroom content. Topics include: Making dispositions come alive in the minds of students Shifting the thinking of educational leaders, parents, politicians and the public How to align day-to-day classroom practices with larger dispositional outcomes
Categories: Education

An Online Doctorate for Researching Professionals

An Online Doctorate for Researching Professionals

Learning and leading with habits of mind: 16 essential characteristics for success (pp. 15–41). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Costa, A. L., & Kallick, B. (Eds.). (2000). Habits of mind—A ...

Author: Swapna Kumar

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781771992077

Category: Education

Page: 292

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The interest and demand for online terminal degrees across disciplines by professionals wishing to conduct research and fulfill doctoral degree requirements at a distance is only increasing. But what these programs look like, how they are implemented, and how they might be evaluated are the questions that challenge administrators and pedagogues alike. This book presents a model for a doctoral program that bridges theory, research, and practice and is offered completely or largely online. In their described program model, Kumar and Dawson enable researching professionals to build an online community of inquiry, engage in critical discourse within and across disciplines, learn from and with experts and peers, and generate new knowledge. Their program design is grounded in the theoretical and research foundations of online, adult, and doctoral education, curriculum design and community-building, implementation, and evaluation. The authors, who draw on their experience of implementing a similar program at the University of Florida, not only share data collected from students and faculty members but also reflect on lessons learned working on the program in diverse educational contexts. An important guide for program leaders who wish to develop, implement, and sustain an online professional doctorate, An Online Doctorate for Researching Professionals will also be a valuable resource for higher education professionals seeking to include e-learning components in existing on-campus doctoral programs.
Categories: Education