Developing Habits of Mind in Elementary Schools: An ASCD Action Tool

Developing Habits of Mind in Elementary Schools: An ASCD Action Tool

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Overview

Take educational outcomes way beyond facts and information with this collection of tools for teaching students how to think and behave intelligently when they encounter problems and challenges. A series of 42 tools, based on ASCD's ground-breaking Habits of Mind series, helps elementary school teachers plan lessons and classroom activities that teach students 16 thoughtful behaviors that promote successful learning in the classroom and beyond.

Each tool includes a brief explanation, step-by-step instructions, worksheets, samples, and resource pages. Plus, another set of tools helps you create teacher training sessions that introduce all 16 habits to faculty and provide a launching pad for teachers to teach these valuable lifelong skills. Interactive versions of all the tools are available for download at the ASCD website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416608875
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Series: ASCD ActionTool (Paperback)
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Acknowledgments
RATIONALE AND PLANNING
What Are Habits of Mind?
Organization of This Action Tool
Tools for Teacher Training
TOOLS FOR EXPLORING MEANINGS
Persisting
Managing Impulsivity
Listening with Understanding and Empathy
Thinking Flexibly
Thinking About Thinking (Metacognition)
Striving for Accuracy
Questioning and Posing Problems
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
Gathering Data Through All Senses
Creating, Imagining, and Innovating
Responding with Wonderment and Awe
Taking Responsible Risks
Finding Humor
Thinking Interdependently
Learning Continuously
TOOLS FOR EXPANDING CAPACITIES
Persisting
Managing Impulsivity
Listening with Understanding and Empathy
Thinking Flexibly
Thinking About Thinking (Metacognition)
Striving for Accuracy
Questioning and Posing Problems
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
Gathering Data Through All Senses
Creating, Imagining, and Innovating
Responding with Wonderment and Awe
Taking Responsible Risks
Finding Humor
Thinking Interdependently
Learning Continuously
TOOLS FOR INCREASING ALERTNESS
Looking Around Us
Professional Applications
Important Issues
Evaluating Progress
TOOLS FOR EXTENDING VALUES
Ideas for Schoolwide Implementation
Specific Teaching Strategies
TOOLS FOR BUILDING COMMITMENT
School Leaders Building Commitment
Teachers Building Commitment
Students Building Commitment
Internalization
RESOURCES AND REFERENCES
Appendix A
Appendix B
References
About the Authors

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