Teaching Habits of Mind Through a Picture Book

  By Robyn Ackerman One of my most favorite ways to teach children curriculum is through the pages of an engaging picture book! M is for Mindful is an extraordinary example! Author Robin L. Flanigan uses beautiful prose to describe each letter of the alphabet in such a thought-provoking way, Read More …

Looking Back to Look Forward

  Carol Flanigan is currently a kindergarten teacher at Council Rock Primary School, an International Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence. Carol has taught kindergarten, first and second grade at Council Rock for 26 years and has been infusing Habits of Mind in her classroom and school community for Read More …

Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

  by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick “Learning is the ability to make sense out of something you observe based on your past experience and being able to take that observation and associate it with meaning.” Ruth and Art Winter Intelligent human beings learn from reflecting on and making Read More …

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 Read More …

Habits of Mind: Dispositions of Success

  By Arthur L. Costa Ed. D. and Bena Kallick, Ph.D. As we study the habits of mind, we are impressed by the international response to the questions: “What is it about your students that makes you think they need to learn how to think?” and “How would you like Read More …