Questioning & Posing Problems: Is It Okay To Make a Mistake?

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Should we celebrate making mistakes? Institute for Habits of Mind Co-Director Bena Kallick isn’t so sure. “I always love it when we say we celebrate mistakes, because I’m not sure it’s a celebration,” she laughs. “I don’t usually feel it.” She goes on to explain that the celebration is actually around the sense that the […]

The Coach’s Dilemma

  By Art Costa Mark is a mentor/coach in a regional service center in a midwestern state. He was invited to take this position because of his vast experience not only as a High School math teacher but also as a teacher of special education. One of his sons is dyslectic and Mark developed great […]

New Rule: Navigate VUCA with Habits of Mind

By Bill Sommers So, as I sit here in my home under COVID19 stay at home restrictions, one question keeps reverberating with me in how to lead during this time: “How do we respond in a VUCA world that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon?” When I was a principal, a quote posted […]

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 […]

Questioning and Problem Posing

  By Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick Co-Founders, Institute for Habits of Mind International “The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination […]

Leading Personalizing Learning: ASCD CEL 2016 Reflection

  By Allison Zmuda Bena Kallick and I presented to a few hundred educators on leading personalized learning with Habits of Mind (HOM). As we canvased the room to find out who was there, I was thrilled to see a group of educators from Newtown, Conn. where I started my teaching career. The opportunities I […]

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