The most powerful form of learning, the most sophisticated form of staff development, comes not from listening to the good works of others but from sharing what we know with others. … By reflecting on what we do, by giving it coherence, and by sharing and articulating our craft knowledge, we make meaning, we learn.
The chapters in this section provide a more personal lens through which to view the work related to the Habits of Mind. In each instance, the authors describe their journey as it affected themselves, the people with whom they work interdependently, and the schools that have flourished as a result of focusing on the habits. As you read each chapter, you will see that each author addressed the challenges he or she faced in a different way: there is no one best way. We hope that these case studies will illuminate some possibilities for your own work.