Habits of the Mind
Frank Costa's 16 Habits of the Mind are great tools for classrooms because they're all about the 'how' of learning.
Habits of Mind Posters A4 (word doc)
It's important to embed the Habits in the school and make them visible and used.
Habits of Mind Posters Long Ones (word doc)
We've put these up in the main corridor of the school
This Week's Habit of Mind base board
A simple example of how to integrate Habits of Mind into every day teaching. We've used 'Striving for Accuracy' as our catch call for handwriting in Grade One this term (Term III 2014). This was the cover we wrapped around the A5 books each child had.
Handwriting cover (1 pg word doc)
Habits of the Mind Handouts (2 pge word doc) Useful for students to have their own copies and to cut up and use as a matching game
Habits of Mind Task Cards (word doc)
Habits of the Mind in Film (word doc) handy for identifying habits in ads, movies, youtube clips etc.