Designing Curriculum with Habits of Mind

By Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda for Eduplanet21. Enter most schools today, and you will hear discussions about one of the most significant losses for students during the pandemic — their opportunity to think interdependently — to socialize their learning as they develop their intelligence. Research suggests, to make this happen requires a combination of […]

A Note to the Habits of Mind Community

  By Bena Kallick, Art Costa, and Allison Zmuda This is not the way any of us would have imagined the last weeks of school. Shuttering schools has caused families all around the world tremendous hardship as we all are doing our best to protect health, manage finances, balance schedules, and grieve loss of events/milestones/face-to-face interactions as well […]

Curriculum Triage: How do we manage the instructional challenge right now?

  By Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda Stories are pouring in from all over the world — each rich with curricular ideas that resonate not only for the moment but also for the future. This is a time when our dispositions really matter. Each of these contributions shows how the authors are thinking flexibly and […]

Infusing Robotics Curriculum with Essential Life Skills

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  By Robert  E. Walker, Robotics Teacher, Moanalua High School, Honolulu, Hawaii and Arthur L. Costa, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento Robotics courses must be more than learning about how machines perform human functions. The ever-changing technological advances require employees to possess a vast knowledge base. Well-prepared students who seek a career in engineering, […]