Teaching Habits of Mind is Not Enough

  By James Anderson Teaching the Habits of Mind is important, but it’s not enough. Here’s why. I remember when I first came across the Habits of Mind back in the late ’90s. I was so excited about them. I couldn’t wait to start teaching them to my students. And Read More …

How the Habits of Mind Become a Shared Language of Learning

  By James Anderson Are you talking the talk? Or walking the walk? There’s nothing quite like walking into a school where the Habits of Mind have been adopted as a language for learning. You see the Habits of Mind displayed on the walls. You read about them in school Read More …

The Tipping Point for Succeeding with Habits of Mind

  By James Anderson Stop using the Habits of Mind and start improving them! Over the years, we’ve seen countless schools adopt the Habits of Mind. For many, their Habits of Mind journey has been disappointingly short lived, with little enduring impact on student learning outcomes. But for a few Read More …

Introducing the Habits of Mind Profile Tool

  By James Anderson Measure and Map the development of your Habits of Mind! Last week, we discussed the critical shift from using to improving your Habits of Mind. This is the tipping point that puts schools onto a path of continuous development, and it is the change in mindset Read More …

Your Whole School Approach To Habits of Mind

  By James Anderson It’s been more than 25 years since Art Costa and Bena Kallick introduced the world to the Habits of Mind. In that time, the Habits have become a classic in education, transforming teaching, learning and school cultures around the world. Unfortunately, not all schools that started Read More …

Setting the Record Straight on Growth Mindset

  By James Anderson Several recent studies have unfairly thrown doubt on the importance of the Growth Mindset. To respond accurately to this criticism, two crucial points must be understood: The Growth Mindset is not growth. The Growth Mindset existed before Carol Dweck. Over the next two weeks, I’ll unpack Read More …