Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

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Arthur L. Costa, Bena Kallick
ASCD, 2008 - Education - 424 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

1Changing Perspectives About Intelligence
5
2Describing the Habits of Mind
15
3Habits of Mind in the Curriculum
42
A Journey of Continuous Growth
59
5Is Your Instruction Habit Forming?
69
Part IIBuilding a ThoughtFull Environment
95
6Creating ThoughtFull Environments
97
7Toward a Mindful Language of Learning
117
15Creating a Culture of Mindfulness
271
16Habits of Mind for the SystemsSavvy Leader
291
17Leading Is a Habit of Mind
307
Part VLearning from Mindful Schools
317
Increasing Intellectual Capacity of Disadvantaged Students
319
19Bringing a Vision to Life
333
20A Throwaway School No More
342
21The Mindful Culture of Waikiki Elementary School
348

8 Using Questions to Challenge Students Intellect
135
Visual Tools for Activating Habits of Mind
149
Part IIIAssessing and Reporting on Habits of Mind
175
10Defining Indicators of Achievement
177
11Assessing Habits of Mind
190
12Learning Through Reflection
221
13Wondering to Be Done
236
14Reporting Growth in Habits of Mind
258
Part IVLeading Schools with Habits of Mind
269
A District Perspective
362
Bringing Habits of Mind to Life
379
Leading Schools with Habits of Mind
387
When Have Habits of Mind Become Infused?
390
Inventories and Checklists
395
Resources Related to Habits of Mind
402
Index
404
About the Editors and Other Contributors
415
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