Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

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In Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, noted educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present a comprehensive guide to shaping schools around Habits of Mind. The habits are a repertoire of behaviors that help both students and teachers successfully navigate the various challenges and problems they encounter in the classroom and in everyday life. The Habits of Mind include

• Persisting
• Managing impulsivity
• Listening with understanding and empathy
• Thinking flexibly
• Thinking about thinking (metacognition)
• Striving for accuracy
• Questioning and posing problems
• Applying past knowledge to new situations
• Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
• Gathering data through all senses
• Creating, imagining, innovating
• Responding with wonderment and awe
• Taking responsible risks
• Finding humor
• Thinking interdependently
• Remaining open to continuous learning

This volume brings together—in a revised and expanded format—concepts from the four books in Costa and Kallick's earlier work Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series. Along with other highly respected scholars and practitioners, the authors explain how the 16 Habits of Mind dovetail with up-to-date concepts of what constitutes intelligence; present instructional strategies for activating the habits and creating a "thought-full" classroom environment; offer assessment and reporting strategies that incorporate the habits; and provide real-life examples of how communities, school districts, building administrators, and teachers can integrate the habits into their school culture. Drawing upon their research and work over many years, in many countries, Costa and Kallick present a compelling rationale for using the Habits of Mind as a foundation for leading, teaching, learning, and living well in a complex world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416607410
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 12/16/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 133,330
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Thinking on the Road of Life David Perkins xi

Preface Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick xvi

Acknowledgments xxv

Suggestions for Using This Book Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick xxvi

Part I Discovering and Exploring Habits of Mind

Introduction Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 1

1 Changing Perspectives About Intelligence Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 5

2 Describing the Habits of Mind Arthur L. Costa 15

3 Habits of Mind in the Curriculum Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 42

4 Habits of Mind: A Journey of Continuous Growth James Anderson Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 59

5 Is Your Instruction Habit Forming? James Anderson Arthur L. Costa 69

Part II Building a Thought-Full Environment

Introduction Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 95

6 Creating "Thought-Full" Environments Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 97

7 Toward a Mindful Language of Learning Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 117

8 Using Questions to Challenge Students' Intellect Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 135

9 Thinking Maps: Visual Tools for Activating Habits of Mind David Hyerle 149

Part III Assessing and Reporting on Habits of Mind

Introduction Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 175

10 Defining Indicators of Achievement Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 177

11 Assessing Habits of Mind Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 190

12 Learning Through Reflection Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 221

13 Wondering to Be Done Steve Seidel 236

14 Reporting Growth in Habits of Mind Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 258

Part IV Leading Schools with Habits of Mind

Introduction Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 269

15 Creating a Culture of Mindfulness Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 271

16 Habits of Mind for the Systems-Savvy Leader JenniferAbrams 291

17 Leading Is a Habit of Mind William A. Sommers Diane P. Zimmerman 307

Part V Learning from Mindful Schools

Introduction Arthur L. Costa Bena Kallick 317

18 Habits of Mind in North Carolina: Increasing Intellectual Capacity of Disadvantaged Students Mary P. Hargett Margaret Evans Gayle 319

19 Bringing a Vision to Life Curtis Schnorr Thommie DePinto Piercy 333

20 A "Throwaway" School No More Bertie Simmons 342

21 The Mindful Culture of Waikiki Elementary School Bonnie Tabor Sandra Brace Matt Lawrence Arnold Latti 348

22 Integrating the Habits of Mind: A District Perspective Nancy Skerritt Emilie Hard Kristin Edlund 362


A Bringing Habits of Mind to Life 379

B Leading Schools with Habits of Mind 387

C When Have Habits of Mind Become Infused? 390

D Inventories and Checklists 395

E Resources Related to Habits of Mind 402

Index 404

About the Editors and Other Contributors 415

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