Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Author: Arthur L. Costa
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416607412
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Author: Arthur L. Costa
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616497
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Author: Arthur L. Costa
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616462
Format: PDF, Docs
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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."

Students at the Center

Author: Bena Kallick
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623248
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Educators’ most important work is to help students develop the intellectual and social strength of character necessary to live well in the world. The way to do this, argue authors Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda, is to increase the say students have in their own learning and prepare them to navigate complexities they face both inside and beyond school. This means rethinking traditional teacher and student roles and re-examining goal setting, lesson planning, assessment, and feedback practices. It means establishing classrooms that prioritize ▪ Voice—Involving students in “the what” and “the how” of learning and equipping them to be stewards of their own education. ▪ Co-creation—Guiding students to identify the challenges and concepts they want to explore and outline the actions they will take. ▪ Social construction—Having students work with others to theorize, pursue common goals, build products, and generate performances. ▪ Self-discovery—Teaching students to reflect on their own developing skills and knowledge so that they will acquire new understandings of themselves and how they learn. Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.

Concise Learning

Author: Toni Krasnic
Publisher: Concise Books
ISBN: 9780984191406
Format: PDF, ePub
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"What got you to college won't get you through college. Learn the skills that you'll need to succeed by reading Concise Learning." -MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, million selling author of best-selling What Got You Here Won't Get You There "This is a great tool for students as the book gets right to the heart of learning how to learn and engaging your whole brain." -DOMINIC O BRIEN, eight-time world memory champion and author of How to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week "What a compendium of enormously helpful information on how to learn more successfully!" -DEE DICKINSON, coauthor of Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences "[Toni] shows you in a step-by-step manner how to become a more engaged, efficient, and effective learner. As you take command of your ability to learn you'll discover that the principles and practices of Concise Learning are more than just the keys to academic achievement this approach offers a guide to living a successful life." -MICHEL J. GELB, author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci "Concise Learning helps students become more analytical and critical thinkers, enabling them to learn independently and meaningfully." -BENA KALLICK, coauthor of Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind "Education in schools has changed through the years, but the importance of making information personally meaningful still remains the core essence of learning. Concise Learning method does just that it teaches the students to transform information into meaningful knowledge." -JEROME BRUNER, author of The Culture of Education "Students need to take responsibility for their own learning to be successful. Concise Learning method will enable you to break free from depending on others to becoming a competent and independent learner." -DOUGLAS FISHER, author of Better Learning Through Structured Teaching "This book should be no more than an arm s length away from the desk of every student starting college. It sets out a systematic five-phase study process, built on the principle that visualizing information makes learning concrete and generates interest. It describes how to organize the material being learned visually. It gives a method for critical thinking, shows how to spot gaps in understanding and fill them, and it does this in a highly motivating and visual style." -ROY GRUBB, principal editor of WikIT, the mind mapping wiki "Concise Learning is a wonderful tool for teachers and students. The brain remembers visuals and turning short-term memories into long-term memories is what learning is about. Previewing, participating, and processing information engages learners and offers them the information they need to rehearse memories and to retrieve them. [Toni] has done a great job in organizing this book to help us organize our brains for success!" - MARILEE SPRENGER, author of How To Teach So Students Remember

The Brain Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools

Author: Mariale M. Hardiman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412991986
Format: PDF, ePub
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This proven model for applying brain research for more effective instruction shows how to implement educational and cognitive neuroscience principles to classroom settings through a pedagogical framework.

A Mindset for Learning

Author: Kristine Mraz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780325062884
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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.

Developing Habits of Mind in Elementary Schools

Author: Karen Boyes
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416608877
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rationale and planning -- Tools for exploring meanings -- Tools for expanding capacities -- Tools for increasing alertness -- Tools for extending values -- Tools for building commitment.