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Students at the Center: Discovering Who They Are By Learning the Habits of Mind
Presenters: Art Costa, Bena Kallick, Allison Zmuda
We want every learner, both teacher and student, to engage in rich, creative problems and ideas that require inquiry, analysis, and inventive solutions and creations. Teachers and students need to develop attitudes and dispositions to become more confident and autonomous problem-solvers and thinkers. It is that very subtle concept of being a teacher or lead learner. As teachers incorporate Habits of Mind into their thinking and behaviors, they say, “I need more practice with…” or “I am so excited by how much I have learned about…” or “I need to go deeper into this material…”
This development is as powerful for teachers as it is for students who also need to see teachers modeling these dispositions with intention, genuinely looking for feedback, and reworking to continue to improve. Such dispositions must be developed, nurtured, supported and practiced on a regular basis.
The presenters will focus on how teachers help students take charge of their own thinking and use their executive functions to manage themselves as learners through:
Materials: Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind (stock # 117015, price $22.00) and Cultivating Habits of Mind (Quick Reference Guide) (stock # QRG117098, price $8.00)