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20 years with Habits of Mind: 3 Important Lessons

As Art Costa, Bena Kallick and the Institute for Habits of Mind celebrate their 25th year, I celebrate my 20th year working with the Habits of Mind. I can’t begin to adequately describe the phenomenal impact the Habits of Mind have had on my life, both professionally and personally. From my work as a classroom […]

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Lesson 1: A Growth Mindset

Last week, I listed the three key lessons I’ve learnt about successfully working with Habits of Mind. This week, I want to delve into the first of these lessons. It’s a critical component, shared by all schools that have achieved long-term success with Habits of Mind. It is a Growth Mindset. A Growth Mindset has […]

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Lesson 2: A whole-school approach

I have had the great pleasure of working with many schools that have seen the Habits of Mind flourish in their communities over many years. Not only have these schools embedded the Habits of Mind, they have sustained them. Unfortunately, not all schools have sustained their work. For many, the Habits of Mind have become […]

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Lesson 3: Development of the Habits of Mind

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve shared my most important insights into how to succeed with the Habits of Mind. This week, I want to get to the heart of what the Habits of Mind are all about: Learning to Behave more Intelligently. When Art Costa first described what would become known as the […]