Welcome to the Habits of Mind in the UK
The 16 Habits of Mind, developed by Prof Art Costa and Dr Bena Kallick are the characteristics found in independent, self directing learners. They offer a framework for learners of all ages to decide how they can behave intelligently when facing many choices, when stuck, when planning a complex task, when working collaboratively or when needing to tackle a new challenge. They provide a framework or compass for students to refer to when needing to direct the next steps in their learning. They remove dependency on the teacher and overtime become internalised, habituated approaches to taking the lead in one's own learning even when the way forward is not clear or is in unfamiliar territory."Habits of Mind are the characteristics of what intelligent people do when they are confronted with problems, the resolutions of which are not immediately apparent." (Prof Art Costa)
Enrol for the new Online Course "An Introduction to Habits of Mind"Learn more about how the Habits of Mind can develop greater independence in your students by enrolling on the Institute for the Habits of Mind Online Training Course. This 8 hour professional learning module includes video of the habits in use in classrooms, instructions from the creators of the habits, Art Costa and Bena Kallick, readings, curriculum examples and the discussions and blogs which bring together teachers from around the globe. In 2013, there are 4 opportunities to join teachers from countries around the world to form a cohort exploring the Habits of Mind together over an 8 week period. Starting dates are: Option 1: February 18th 2013 Option 2: May 20th 2013 Option 3: August 5th 2013 Option 4: October 21st 2013 Registration is £75 per person for the full 8 weeks and includes access to classroom resources and discusisons with other teachers. Groups of 5 teachers from the same school receive 20% discount. For me details or to register email email@example.com
Book Habits of Mind INSET for your school
Developing Habits of Mind as a whole school approach sends the clearest message that learners of all ages are responsible for directing their own learning and for deciding how to behave intelligently when the way forward is not clear. To arrange an INSET Day to explore the Habits of Mind contact firstname.lastname@example.org
"Graham Watts' not-to-be-missed workshops are informative, engaging and fun. He will make you think as you learn to help your students learn to think. Drawing on his vast classroom experience with students and professional development with teachers, you will find out how to transform schools and classrooms into homes for the mind." Professor Art Costa.
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