The Institute for Habits of Mind was established by Art Costa and Bena Kallick, co-authors of the foundational work on the 16 Habits of Mind.
Our Vision of the Institute for Habits of Mind is to transform schools into learning communities where thinking and Habits of Mind are taught, practiced, valued and infused into the culture.
Our Mission is to create a more thoughtful, cooperative, compassionate generation of people who skillfully work to resolve social, environmental, economic and political problems.
James Anderson is one of several international affiliate directors for the Institute for Habits of Mind.
James works with the full endorsement of the Institute to provide resources and training to support organisations in meeting the vision of the Institute.
All of James’ training and resources are certified by the Institute for Habits of Mind.
The Institute for Habits of Mind offers certification for schools working in deep and sustained ways with the Habits of Mind.
The Habits of Mind International Learning Community of Excellence Award is awarded by the Institute for Habits of Mind to recognise schools that are successfully infusing the Habits of Mind in to their communities and have sustained the commitment to the Habits of Mind over an extended period of time.
This award is not intended for schools who are just beginning their learning with Habits of Mind.
James Anderson is authorised to act as an agent for the Institute for Habits of Mind in the commissioning of this award.
The process required to achieve this award is outlined in the attacher brochure. Interested schools are invited to read this information and contact James Anderson when wanting to enter into the certification process.
The foundational references for the Habits of Mind are:
Costa, A. & Kallick, B. (2009) Learning and leading with habits of Mind. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Costa, A. & Kallick, B. (2009) Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The Habits of Mind icons used throughout this site are used with permission of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Institute for Habits of Mind.
Schools wishing to use the Habits of Mind icons in not for profit publications such as school diaries should contact ASCD here to seek appropriate approvals.
The institute provides a range of products, services and other resources. Their website is Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s official site.
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