Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind

By | January 10, 2018
Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind Author Bena Kallick
ISBN-10 1416623248
ISBN-13 9781416623243
Year 2017-01-27
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher ASCD
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Educators most important work is to help students develop the intellectual and social strength of character necessary to live well in the world The way to do this argue authors Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda is to increase the say students have in their own learning and prepare them to navigate complexities they face both inside and beyond school This means rethinking traditional teacher and student roles and re examining goal setting lesson planning assessment and feedback practices It means establishing classrooms that prioritizeVoiceInvolving students in the what and the how of learning and equipping them to be stewards of their own education Co creationGuiding students to identify the challenges and concepts they want to explore and outline the actions they will take Social constructionHaving students work with others to theorize pursue common goals build products and generate performances Self discoveryTeaching students to reflect on their own developing skills and knowledge so that they will acquire new understandings of themselves and how they learn Based on their exciting work in the field Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations investigate problems design solutions chase curiosities and create performances and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self directed dynamic sometimes messy and always meaningful

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