Teachers and researchers in education today are charged with helping learners resolve constantly changing global and regional issues. These issues do not have simple solutions and addressing them requires critical and creative ways of thinking. Essential to developing these thinking skills is to examine current dispositions and behaviors; to become more mindful of why we think the way we do and to become more thoughtful about actions we take. In Mindfulness and Thoughtfulness: Leading and Teaching with Habits of Mind in Research and Practice, practitioners and researchers in the field of education present learning theories, case studies, teaching techniques, and professional development strategies associated with these Habits of Mind. Readers will find teaching inventories, self-assessment tools, and reflection exercises to become mindful and thoughtful teachers and educational researchers.
Servet Altan is a world leading international teacher educator and educational researcher. He has been researching and practicing students’ and teachers’ Habits of Mind for several years.
Jennie Farber Lane is experienced in teacher education and education for sustainability. She has been a curriculum writer for several environmental education program guides.
Art L. Costa and Bena Kallick
Part I: Discovering Mindful and Thoughtful Habits of Mind for Effective Teaching: What Does the Research Suggest?
Chapter 1. Discovering and Exploring Habits of Mind
Allison Zmuda, Arthur L. Costa, and Bena Kallick
Chapter 2. Mindful and Thoughtful Dispositions as Habits of Mind
Chapter 3. Research on the Habits of Mind
Jennifer L. Edwards
Part II: Creating Thoughtful and Mindful School Culture and Curriculum with Habits of Mind
Chapter 4. Building Cultures for Thinking
William A. Sommers
Chapter 5. Building the School Culture with Habits of Mind
Arthur L. Costa, Bena Kallick, and Allison Zmuda
Chapter 6. Impacting Change through the Habits of Mind
Priscila Freitas Torres
Chapter 7. Teacher Servant Leadership and Habits of Mind: A Connected Framework
Julio Vazquez and Jody S. Piro
Chapter 8. Curricular and Content Connections to the Habits of Mind: Creating Stickiness with the Habits
Chapter 9. A Guaranteed, Intentional Curriculum focused on Thinking Dispositions
Philip G. Muscott
Part III: Teaching and Assessing Habits of Mind
Chapter 10. Leaning on Habits of Mind in Times of Fear and Uncertainty
Chapter 11. The Agile Learner and Learnership
Chapter 12. Developing Habits of Mind through Character Education
Erika Elkady and David Bauzá-Capart
Chapter 13. The Convergence of Special Education and Habits of Mind
Daniel L. Vollrath
Chapter 14. Assessing Habits of Mind
About the Editors and Authors
The power in Mindfulness and Thoughtfulness: Leading and Teaching with Habits of Mind in Research and Practice on the Habits of Mind is twofold: it supports the thinking and actions required to translate theory into action and it reminds us that the Habits are not tasks to do but behaviors and dispositions that become part of who we are. Whether you’re looking for ideas on how to build school culture around the Habits, develop powerful learning experiences to help learners internalize the Habits, or support students in becoming more self-directed and self-monitoring learners using the Habits, this book provides multiple ideas and examples to help you create these realities.
Mindfulness and Thoughtfulness: Leading and Teaching with Habits of Mind in Research and Practice must be added to your educator toolkit. This book connects the dots between theory and application. The case studies and personal examples inspire and bring the Habits of Mind to life with relevant and practical examples. The inventories and reflective questions encourage personal growth and goal setting, ultimately embracing continuous learning, while providing schools with research and examples to cultivate a school culture anchored in the 16 Habits of Mind.
Based on their decades of experience with habits of mind, the authors of Mindfulness and Thoughtfulness: Leading and Teaching with Habits of Mind in Research and Practice offer the most authoritative guidance to educators and parents on ways to cultivate these important competencies.