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The Depth Behind Icebreakers

  By Shawna Parkinson Beginning school again after a year of teaching during a pandemic may leave school buildings and teachers looking for intentional moves

The Launch Pad for Success

  Sight. Sound. Touch. Taste. Smell. That’s right! When those five senses are stimulated they can make us more creative and effective. This video will

The Balcony View

  Frustration, anger, anxiety…we have all been there. The ability to manage those emotions takes an ability to sit back and observe those stressful performances.

It’s Time to Hyperfocus!

  Getting started on any assignment can be a struggle. The mind wanders and you are constantly redirecting your focus back to the task at

Discover the 16 Habits of Mind

  Discover the 16 Habits of Mind and how they best fit into your learning and life beyond the classroom. While watching this video you

Empathy in This Moment

  By Jennifer Norman Empathy is an invitation to discover yourself by connecting with others in a symbiosis and bonding that heals us. Empathy is

With an Attitude of Gratitude

  By Wendy Baron, MA   “Gratefulness not only changes your life, but also extends beyond your intimate sphere. It gives rise to compassion, kindness,

Integrating SEL into Our New Normal

  By Wendy Baron, MA   Yesterday, a colleague shared that a 5th grade student began to cry during their synchronous distance learning session. “I

Broadening our Coaching Model

  By Jeanne Tribuzzi   In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Einstein If there has ever been a time for thinking interdependently as educators

Helping Your Child to Persist

  By Angela Iadavaia-Cox On yet another long afternoon at home during the coronavirus, I was trying to set up a new bath toy with

The Coach’s Dilemma

  By Art Costa Mark is a mentor/coach in a regional service center in a midwestern state. He was invited to take this position because

Leading in a VUCA World

  By Art Costa, Bena Kallick, and Allison Zmuda When we walked into school each day prior to COVID-19, we were accustomed to living in

Resources for Home Learning

  By Aixa Perez-Prado The need for all of us to shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surplus of interesting,

Looking Back to Look Forward

  Carol Flanigan is currently a kindergarten teacher at Council Rock Primary School, an International Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence. Carol has taught

Musicals Foster Habits of Mind

  By Keith Mason The Habits of Mind offer much to teachers because the Habits are so versatile and can potentially impact learning in so

Hurdling Resilience through Habits of Mind

  Daniel Vollrath, Ed.D. (@HabitsofMindInc) is a special education teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in New Jersey, and a United States Professional Development

Subject-Based Habits of Mind

  Daniel Vollrath (@HabitsofMindInc) is a special education teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in New Jersey, and a United States Professional Development Trainer

Gathering Data Through All Senses

  By Bena Kallick and Arthur L. Costa “Nothing reaches the intellect before making its appearance in the senses.” Latin proverb Does this quotation shock

Questioning and Problem Posing

  By Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick Co-Founders, Institute for Habits of Mind International “The formulation of a problem is often more essential than

Managing Impulsivity

  By Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick Co-Founders, Institute for Habits of Mind “The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions

Thinking Flexibly

  By Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D and Bena Kallick Ph.D. “Change is the new normal: no industry is standing still these days, and this means

Thinking Interdependently

  By Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick “Getting along well with other people is still the world’s most needed skill. With it…there is no

Finding Humor

  By Art Costa and Bena Kallick “Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.” Ellie Katz Humor refers to our human ability to perceive

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