Critical Thinking. Thinking Tools. Thinking frameworks. Reimagining the classroom to meet the needs of every student. Are You Left or Right Brain? Improve your Brain Health. Brain-Based-Learning. Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind. In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed.
These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat. But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure -- in academic terms -- actually begin. Below are all 16 Habits of Mind, each with a tip, strategy or resource to understand and begin implementation in your classroom. The habits themselves aren't new at all, and significant work has already been done in the areas of these "thinking habits. " And a renewed urgency for their integration. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ask students to map out their own thinking process. 6. 7. 8. So, teachers, do you have good or bad Habits of Mind?? Pt 2 – Cognitive. Following on from my previous Habits of Mind post on Control Habits, one piece of feedback I received was that you would have to be a paragon of virtue to have all of these Habits of Mind functioning in your life all the time.
It was also suggested that it was good for students and teachers to be aware of these Habits. My response was that I was no paragon but it was not enough to just be aware of the Habits – that just turns them into another content area to learn and unlearn for students – but that we have to aspire to them for successful learning. No, we are not always going to succeed and sometimes we will fall into bad Habits, but Habits of Mind need to be more than a changeable weekly goal that result in us getting a HoM sticker; they are something we should strive to achieve as much as we can. In this post we move on to the Cognitive Habits, the ones we need for deep thinking and learning to take place. Applying past knowledge to new situationsAs a learner… As a teacher… OR….
OR…. Creativity_4cing_primary. Instructional Coaching. The Resurgence of Flipped Learning Chat « Chantellemorrison's Blog. I’ve noticed a revival of the ‘Flipped Learning’ edchat lately.
Having trialled Flipped Learning (AKA Pre-learning*) for nearly 12 months, I thought it would be helpful to share what I’ve gleaned through the process. I’ll do this over a series of 3 blogs; the first blog will focus on how to find appropriate resources and then distribute these resources in a helpful, meaningful way. Before embarking on a flipped learning program, it’s most crucial to decide on your goal for flipped learning.
Is it an adjunct to a current homework program? Is it to replace/assist in class explicit teaching? Is it to ensure students are prepared for learning a new topic prior to explicit teaching? Is it for students to realise the gaps in their knowledge of a certain topic and then bring questions forward to the class? If you chose either of the last 2 options, then this blog entry will be of assistance to you. What is it that I want the students to learn/understand? Like this: Like Loading... List of thought processes.