Two Educational Leadership Frameworks: A Toolbelt and a Pair of Glasses

  By Scott Weinstein If you are an educator, you are familiar with the phrase, “one more thing!” It is a fair sentiment by educators describing the plethora of initiatives and different forms of accountability that often leave teachers scrambling and dealing with time-consuming work that frequently does not have a tangible impact on their […]

Leading Growth Mindsets: Setting Up for Success

  By James Anderson This collection of articles is intended for your school’s Growth Mindset leadership team. I outline key research you need to be familiar with, as well as many of the pitfalls you’ll want to avoid, as you adopt Growth Mindsets as part of your whole-school initiative. Importantly, I outline how to prevent […]

Habits of Mind: What You Need to Know Before You Start

  By James Anderson In this collection of articles, I outline some of the key ideas related to the Habits of Mind. This is not a manual for introducing the Habits of Mind to your school. Rather, it is an overview of the key understandings you’ll want to have before you embark on your Habits […]

Teacher Perceptions on Infusing 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 for the Habits of Mind Institute, with a strong passion for developing curriculum, classroom culture, and mindfulness based on the Habits of Mind. Over the past five years, Daniel has gathered […]

Developing Self-Directed Teacher Leaders Using Habits of Mind

  By Thomas R. Feller, Jr., Seth Brown, Ph.D., and Lauren Bowers   Sometimes the best solutions to a wicked problem come from a well formed question. One wicked problem our district has been facing is the loss of some of our best teachers. Upon some internal investigation we discovered that many teachers who left […]

Insights Into Habits of Mind

  By James Anderson This is a unique book. In the context of Habits of Mind there is nothing else like it available – nor is there ever likely to be. A few years ago, I had the pleasure to sit down with Professor Art Costa and ask him about the Habits of Mind. The […]

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 […]

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 hours of January 9th, caused […]

Allison Zmuda and Bena Kallick webinar on their new book Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind

  Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind with Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda Watch the on demand archive presentation and download handouts by clicking the link below and entering the requested registration information. If you had previously registered for the webinar, select “Already Registered?” and enter your e-mail address. Watch now […]

Animating All Students

  Gregory van Zuyen reports on the way Terry Thoren and Rudy Verbeeck are using cartoons to help teach language skills and learning habits in class One of the many challenges facing educators at this time of year is getting students back into the right behavioral mode for learning. It’s natural for students to slip […]