Leaning on Habits of Mind in Times of Fear and Uncertainty

  By Dr. Nick Bruski “The Easter Bunny came! He took a responsible risk!” (heard from a 3rd grade student) The Institute for the Habits of Mind has a vision, “To create a more thoughtful, cooperative, compassionate generation of people who skillfully work to resolve social, environmental, economic and political Read More …

Creating a Symbolic Heart for the Habits of Mind on Your Campus

  By Nick Bruski, second in a series. Ron Ritchhart of Harvard University says that everything you do sends messages about what you value. As you begin to think about the Habits of Mind and your environment, a community should ask itself, “What messages are we sending?” and “What messages Read More …

When Communities are Struck by Disaster, Habits of Mind are More Important than Ever

  By Dr. Nick Bruski, Principal at Montecito Union School. Third in a series. Ignited in December of 2017,¬† the largest wildfire in California history ravaged nearly 300,000 acres of hillsides and homes, leaving a charred and barren landscape. This damage, combined with incredibly intense rainfalls in the early morning Read More …