Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Practical and Creative Strategies for Teachers

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Arthur L. Costa, Bena Kallick
ASCD, 2009 - Education - 237 pages
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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."


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Somehow we missed this collection of essays last year, but when personal characteristics such as habits of mind or dispositions are discussed, teacher librarians need to perk up their ears. In the ... Read full review


1Habit Is a Cable
2Cooking Habits
3Start with Your Own Students
4Practical Processes for Teaching Habits of Mind
5Teaching Habits of Mind
6An Artistic Application of Habits of Mind
12Creating Thoughtful Readers Through Habits of Mind
13Creating Curriculum with Healthy Habits of Mind at the Heart
Using Habits of Mind to Develop Mind and Body
ThinkingBased Writing
16Habits of Mind and Mathematical Processes
17Demonstrating Habits of Mind in the Interactive Notebook
18Habits of Mind and a Journey into StudentInitiated Learning
Teaching Habits of Mind for Transfer

7Habits of Mind as Character Education
8Using Habits of Mind to Look Inside the Text
9Foreign Language Instruction and the SenseSational Habits of Mind
10Discovering Habits of Mind in Mathematics
11An Integrated Approach to Teaching Habits of Mind
20Sustaining a Focus on the Habits of Mind
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Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D., is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento. He is Co-Founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind and Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Coaching. He served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, and an assistant superintendent for instruction in the Office of the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools and as the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as on six of the seven continents Active in many professional organizations, Art served as president of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance in 2010.

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