Fall 2021 Opportunity for Early Childhood Classrooms!

  In a partnership with Wonder Media Animation, Reflective Educational Research is studying the impacts of WonderGrove videos on students’ social skills, adaptive behaviors, and life skills. Using an experimental research design, this is the first-ever empirical study conducted on the use and impacts of the WonderGrove Social Skills video library in traditional classroom settings. […]

Holiday Reflection as 2020 Comes to a Close

  By Art Costa, Allison Zmuda, and Bena Kallick   An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity. — Martin Luther King, Jr. 2020 is close to ending and although we have experienced many hardships and losses, we also […]

Gratitude: Sustaining Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

  In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized through it all, that in the midst of winter, I found there was within me, an invincible summer; […]

How to Develop Habits for Success: Q&A with Ajay Mathur

    Listen in on this Q&A on the Being Yourself channel with Ajay Mathur. It is like taking a mini-course in Habits of Mind!     Interview Timeline: 00:00 Teaser 00:50 Introduction to the show and guest Bena Kallick 02:28 Bena’s inspiration to get into education from psychology 07:35 What role psychology plays in […]

Reflecting About the Internal Chatter: Thinking About Your Thinking

  The world right now feels exhausting and unpredictable. There are so many interrelated and complex issues that have incredibly high stakes in our day-to-day lives personally, locally, and globally. How we behave and connect with the world in light of this depends on our outlook and our thinking. If there ever was a time […]

WonderGrove Animated Lessons: Wash Your Hands, Cover Your Mouth

  With the spread of Covid-19, good hygiene habits are of utmost importance. To help teach those habits, WonderGrove is offering two free animated lessons to share with your Pre-K to 2nd grade classrooms to encourage students to “wash their hands” and “cover their mouths when they cough.”   When WonderGrove animated characters wash their […]

Succeeding with Habits of Mind Blog

  James Anderson first became interested in how to teach students to become better thinkers as a classroom teacher in the late ’90s. Later, as a school leader, he spearheaded a national research project focused on infusing Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s Habits of Mind into schools and classrooms. The key finding of this project […]

Join The Habits Of Mind 25th Anniversary Time Capsule Celebration!

Imagine, Create, Celebrate! How? Send your flash drive with  submissions from your students to go into the time capsule.  Show them the Maria video to get them excited. When and Where? Take off will be at ASCD Empower18 (you can make this a hot link to the website), Sunday, March 25 at 10 AM . […]