How to Listen with Understanding and Empathy: Who Is the Spotlight Shining On?
By Arthur L. Costa, Bena Kallick, and Allison Zmuda “To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only for what someone knows, but for what he or she is. Generative listening is the art of developing deeper silences in yourself, so you can […]
Co-Creation Readiness: Tapping Different Perspective to Deepen Understanding and Inform Decisions
by Giselle O. Martin-Kniep and Bena Kallick “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ― John Lubbock “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” – Anais Nin What might we learn from tapping the experiences and perspectives of parents, students, and teachers related […]
Leading in a VUCA World
By Art Costa, Bena Kallick, and Allison Zmuda When we walked into school each day prior to COVID-19, we were accustomed to living in an unpredictable environment. Many of us have developed some of our greatest strengths through that unpredictability. Through the many challenges, we become more creative, inventive, and flexible problem solvers. When […]
Using Habits of Mind to Ensure the School Culture is a Supportive One
“All knowledge is sacred, but it should not be secret.” —Susan Cooper, writer Questions about the cultural inclusivity of the Habits Of Mind were raised at the Auckland Expo when a challenge to consider the cultural dimensions of the program was put to the presenters by a Maori teacher: “Why not ‘Habits of the […]