Welcome to 8th grade Social Studies Class of 2011!
We’ve enjoyed meeting and introducing you to the Habits of Mind. The Habits of Mind act as an “Internal Compass” for effective problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and questioning (Costa).
Teams generated excellent connections during discussions. Examples of people/groups/characters that model specific HOM include:
Persistence – Percy Jackson, Rosa Parks
Questioning – Isaac Newton, Journalists, Amelia Earhart
Thinking Interdependently – US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations – President Barack Obama, The Giver from the novel of the same name
Striving for Accuracy – Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom
Managing Impulsivity – firefighters, police officers, Martin Luther King Jr.
Do you want to add to the list? Post a comment.
Art Costa and Bena Kallick identified 16 Habits of Mind and we have adopted 6. Take a look at our class handout:
Watch this student created Charlie Angel’s Spoof on the HOM.
Respond to ONE of the following questions/prompts. Record your answers BELOW on the Post-It Parking Lot. Follow digital etiquette and cyber safety.
- What HOM of stood out? Explain.
- How did you recognize the HOM in the spoof? Be specific.
- Did the students portray the HOM accurately? Explain.
- Provide another HOM scenario the students could add to their spoof.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Meet Art Costa, the man behind the HOM! He’s done the research. Now, it’s up to you…are you ready to challenge your thinking? Watch this brief interview.