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Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Practical and Creative Strategies for Teachers
Edited by Arthur L. Costa & Bena Kallick
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About This Book
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.
As in all their books on the Habits of Mind, Costa and Kallick have a broad and worthwhile goal in mind.
As they say in the concluding chapter of this volume, “If we want a future that is much more thoughtful, vastly more cooperative, greatly more compassionate, and a whole lot more loving, then we have to invent it. That future is in our homes, schools, and classrooms today. The Habits of Mind are the tools we all can use to invent our desired vision of the future.”
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ARTHUR L. COSTA is emeritus professor of education at California State University, Sacramento, and cofounder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California. He has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, an assistant superintendent for instruction, and the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as Mexico, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Islands of the South Pacific.
BENA KALLICK is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and internationally. Kallick received her doctorate in educational evaluation from Union Graduate School. Her areas of focus include group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies in the classroom. Her written work includes Literature to Think About (a whole language curriculum published with Weston Woods Studios), Changing Schools into Communities for Thinking, Assessment in the Learning Organization, Assessment Strategies for Self-Directed Learning, Habits of Mind series, Thinking-Based Learning, Using Curriculum Mapping and Assessment to Improve Student Learning, many as collaborative efforts.
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