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Music and the 16 Habits of Mind: Persisting and More

  By Dr. Keith Mason The Habits of Mind framework, a set of 16 habits or dispositions, provides individuals strategies for life challenges, including subject area mastery. Two professors, Art L. Costa and Bena Kallick, developed the framework. This article focuses on applying these powerful and versatile habits to vocal and instrumental music students. Keep […]

Culinary Arts Using a Curricular Approach Lens

  By Dr Keith Mason Culinary arts are interdisciplinary in nature, inviting treatment in several school subjects. This encourages including food to foster subject-area concepts and skills. Curricular frameworks can be utilised to frame food-related lessons. Within the English-speaking world, food preparation has traditionally been part of home economics. In North America, the field has […]

How Habits of Mind Helped Keep Me A Little More Balanced

  By Tyler Muth, Personalized Learning Facilitator It’s been two weeks since we closed school because of the COVID-19 virus and like most educators, we self-reflect. So naturally, I felt the need to step back and reflect on how I’m managing this as a professional. Upon reflection of this past week and thinking about the […]

Stepping to the Upstairs Brain with Habits of Mind

So often we find students in an over-stimulated state of mind. Some of the most telltale signs and symptoms show up via inappropriate behaviors, outbursts, negative comments, and anxiety-ridden stares and actions – such as fidgety body movements, leg shaking, and clenching of fists. These visuals should raise concern and worry, putting educators in a […]

The 9 Habits of Mind for Powerful Writing

For many individuals the ability to select a topic, conjure up ideas, and then write about it is a tough process. Even more arduous is the action of physically building focused behaviors to continue writing with reader appeal in mind. It takes persistence, focus, pacing, planning, questioning yourself, developing your senses, and thinking outside the […]

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 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 […]

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 you? Or should we say, shock your senses? Perhaps it is surprising to realize that your brain reduces the world to its elementary parts: photons of light, molecules of smell, […]

January 17th, 2016 – Webinar: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind

  *Webinar: Students at the Center: * *Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind * Currently, personalized learning is seen as a large umbrella under which many practices fit, each designed to accelerate student learning by tailoring instruction to individuals’ needs and skills as they fulfill curricular requirements. We must create the conditions for all educators […]

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