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This will be our 4th year focusing on how we can effectively incorporate the 16 Habits of Mind (Costa, Arthur. Habits of Mind. Alexandria: ASCD.2009) to deepen our learning on a daily basis as INSPIRED LEARNERS in math, reading, and writing. We have found that by integrating these intelligent behaviors throughout the day, we are constantly striving to meet our personal learning goals.

My personal instructional goal is to facilitate skillful thinking and its integration into reading, writing, and math.

SIX STUDENT OUTCOMES (the six colors of the kite)

  1. COLLABORATIVE WORKER

  2. COMPLEX THINKER

  3. QUALITY PRODUCER

  4. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR

  5. SELF-DIRECTED LEARNER

  6. COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR


Year-Long Focus Inquiry Question:
  1. How do these outcomes relate to our THINKING PROCESSES or 16 HABITS OF MIND outlined below? (For example - collaborative workers think flexibly and show empathy)

  1. What does reading “look like - sound like” if inspired minds are consciously and unconsciously using habits of mind to understand deeply and refine their skills?





Credits and Resources:


Costa, Arthur, and Bena Kallick. Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum Practical and Creative Stategies for Teachers. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009.