#*@*! Profanity in our Schools

Dr. Peri-Anne Chobot

Dr. Peri-Anne Chobot

It’s time to introduce another Habit of Mind, developed by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick. The 16 Habits of Mind are “characteristics that are employed by successful people when they are confronted with problems.” The one that I will address in this blog is thinking and communicating with clarity and precision. Continue reading

Helping our Students to be Architects of the Future

Habits of Mind,” developed by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, are “characteristics that are employed by successful people when they are confronted with problems.” Developing these 16 traits or skills can be particularly challenging for people with learning disabilities.

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In recent blog posts, I explored the habits of persisting and thinking interdependently. As our students prepare for Kingsbury’s Art Salon on May 15th, let’s discuss two additional habits: (1) creating, imagining and innovating and (2) responding with wonderment and awe. These habits reflect the affective domains of our lives.

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Thinking Interdependently: What’s that have to do with Easter?

Habits of Mind, developed by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, are “characteristics that are employed by successful people when they are confronted with problems.” Developing these 16 traits or skills can be particularly challenging for people with learning disabilities.

In my last blog post, I explored the habit of persisting. With the approach of Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day and other springtime occasions when families and friends gather together, I thought I would present the habit of thinking interdependently. Continue reading

Persistence is a Challenge for Learning Disabled Individuals

Dr. Peri-Anne Chobot

Dr. Peri-Anne Chobot

Habits of Mind, developed by Arthur L. Costs and Bena Kallick, are “characteristics that are employed by successful people when they are confronted with problems.” They identify problem-solving, life-related skills that are necessary to effectively operate in society. Published in 2009, Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind continue to provide an effective means to promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship. Continue reading