Activating & engaging habits of mind

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Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2000 - Education - 167 pages
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Explores classroom-tested strategies for teaching sixteen habits of mind that are essential to lifelong learning.

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Creating Thoughtful Classroom Environments
Toward a Mindful Language of Learning
Using Questions to Challenge Students Intellect

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About the author (2000)

Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D., is Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento, and co-founder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California. He has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, an assistant superinten-dent for instruction, and as the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made pre-sentations and conducted workshops in all fifty states as well as Mexico, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the islands of the South Pacific. Dr. Costa has written numerous books, including Techniques for Teaching Thinking (with Larry Lowery), The School as a Home for the Mind, and Cognitive Coaching: A Foundation for Renaissance Schools (with Robert Garmston). He is editor of Developing Minds: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking, coeditor (with Rosemarie Liebmann) of the Process as Content Trilogy: Envisioning Process as Content, Supporting the Spirit of Learning, and The Process Centered School. Active in many professional organizations, he served as president of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1988 to 1989.

Bena Kallick is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public sector agencies throughout the United States. Her areas of focus include group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies in the classroom. Formerly a Teachers' Center Director, she also created a children's museum based on problem solving and invention. Kallick was the coordinator of a high school alternative designed for at-risk students. She is cofounder of Technology Pathways, a company that facilitates teachers' networks and communications about curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Her teaching appointments have included Yale University School of Organization and Management, University of Massachusetts Center for Creative and Critical Thinking, and Union Graduate School. She was on the boards for JOBS for the Future and the Apple Foundation. Kallick received her doctorate in educational evaluation from Union Graduate School.