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. Habits Of Mind Step 1 – Valuing Habits of Mind for yourself: For the Habits of Mind to have meaning for students they have to have meaning for teachers. Exploring and unpacking what is meant by each of the sixteen habits means to you and your colleagues is a great place to begin. Once teachers see the value of the Habits, it is easier and more authentic to help our students see their value. Eg: Persisting: When have you had to persist in your professional work?
Do you know your CBL from your PBLs?!? The above quote could easily be thought of as inspiring Inquiry Based Learning…except that it was said by Benjamin Franklin about 250 years ago. The more things change in education, the more they stay the same! At my school it has become time to formally institute a new curriculum structure that best suits the needs of our 21st century students. But which pedagogical approach do we go with? Or rather, should the question be, which acronym do we go with? Changing student thinking with SOLO I'm Kate Le Fever from St Andrews College in Christchurch and I'm head of biology and SOLO coordinator at the school. SOLO taxonomy stands for structured overview of learning outcomes and it's a way of giving students an understanding of the learning process to ensure they are able to gauge where they're at with their learning and what their next steps will be. It's got five different levels of understanding where a student can be at prestructural where they know nothing, moving through to unistructural and multistructural and then finally relational and extended abstract which means they can take their knowledge and apply it to a new situation.
The Case Against Homework Q&A with Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish Q: Don't teachers know best when it comes to homework? A: No. When we started researching the subject, we were shocked to learn that most teachers have never studied homework in their teacher education courses. Few are aware of the studies showing that homework has little or no correlation with academic success in elementary school or that overwhelming amounts of homework have a negative impact on learning in all grades. Also, few teachers have learned how to devise good assignments, how to decide how much homework to give, and whether to involve parents. Frequently Requested Resources The resources below are some of our most frequently requested and are provided for you here for easy access. This article is written by Art Costa and describes the 16 Habits of Mind. It is an excellent starting place for your work with HOM. Click on the image to download. Habits of Mind Summary Sheet. This resource is a neat one page summary of the Habits of Mind.
The Power of Educational Coaching I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood me because they often rephrased what I said. Vocalizing my thoughts helped me to see clearly what my real issues were. Using The Habits Of Mind To Promote Teacher Happiness by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, Institute for Habits of Mind A Whole Child Deserves A Whole Teacher: Using The Habits Of Mind To Promote Teacher Happiness A lot is said and written about the whole child. We often forget, however, that we should be considering the whole adult as well.
100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers With the increasing use of technology in classrooms , it’s no wonder that teachers have a growing interest in using YouTube and other online media sharing sites to bring information into their classrooms. Here are 100 YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, give inspiration, help you keep control of class and even provide a few laughs here and there. History These videos can give your students a better insight into historical events. Learn History : This YouTube channel provides loads of videos on historical events related to crime and punishment and the American west. Animated Bayeux Tapestry : Students learning about European history can watch this video which takes the Bayeux Tapestry and brings it to life.
How to Motivate the Unmotivated Pressure and coercion don’t work for long. Successful leaders ignite and inspire, they don’t pressure. They were motivated.