Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Practical and Creative Strategies for Teachers

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Overview

Distinguished educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present this collection of stories by educators around the world who have successfully implemented the habits in their day-to-day teaching in K-12 classrooms. The collective wisdom and experience of these thoughtful practitioners provide readers with insight into the transdisciplinary nature of the 16 Habits of Mind-intelligent behaviors that lead to success in school and the larger world-as well as model lessons and suggestions for weaving the habits into daily instruction in language arts, music, physical education, social studies, math, foreign language, and other content areas. Readers will come to understand that, far from an "add-on" to the curriculum, the habits are an essential element for helping students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416607632
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 131,104
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

1 Habit is a Cable Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 1

2 Cooking Habits Nicholas D'Aglas 8

3 Start with Your Own Students Lisa Davis-Miraglia 14

4 Practical Processes for Teaching Habits of Mind Alan Cooper Georgette Jenson 17

5 Teaching Habits of Mind Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 36

6 An Artistic Application of Habits of Mind Nadine McDermott 67

7 Habits of Mind as Character Education Curtis Schnorr 76

8 Using Habits of Mind to Look "Inside the Text" Kathleen C. Reilly 82

9 Foreign Language Instruction and the "Sense-Sational" Habits of Mind Gina Celeste Costa 87

10 Discovering Habits of Mind in Mathematics Carol T. Lloyd 94

11 An Integrated Approach to Teaching Habits of Mind Nancy Skerritt Emilie Hard 103

12 Creating Thoughtful Readers through Habits of Mind Rachel Billmeyer 115

13 Creating Curriculum with Healthy Habits of Mind at the Heart Michael Goldfine 135

14 Notes from the Gym: Using Habits of Mind to Develop Mind and Body Marjorie Martinez 145

15 Cognitive Composition: Thinking-Based Writing Rebecca Reagan 151

16 Habits of Mind and Mathematical Processes Kevin Clune 180

17 Demonstrating Habits of Mind in the Interactive Notebook Barbara Owens 190

18 Habits of Mind and a Journey into Student-Initiated Learning Damian Baynes 194

19 Increasing Alertness: Teaching Habits of Mind for Transfer James Anderson 207

20 Sustaining a Focus on the Habits of Mind Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 213

Appendix: Resources Related to the Habits of Mind 221

Index 223

About the Editors and Contributors 229

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