Falling Back on the Habits of Mind: Interview with Debbie Perez

The Habits of Mind and the Four Attributes of Personalized Learning (Voice, Co-Creation, Social Construction and Self Discovery) were vital for weathering the disruption of the school year during the pandemic– and improving as a school district as a result of it– as Debbie Perez outlined in an interview with Bena Kallick.  Debbie is the […]

Positivity and the “Lost Year” of Education: Interview with Kim Morton

As we settle into our “new normal,” returning to in-person instruction, there is some lingering anxiety over what it will take to recover from the past school year and what disruptions might await us in the year ahead. Kim Morton is an elementary school principal at the Leadership Academy in Vista Unified School District, in […]

Students Must Wish to Be in School: Interview with Carlos Nascimento Jr.

One way Carlos Nascimento Jr., coordinator of grades 4-9 at the Concept School in Brazil, got through the challenging 2020-21 school year was by leveraging the Habits of Mind. “The Habits of Mind were very powerful during the pandemic,” Nascimento told Allison Zmuda during an interview, “because it helped us to bring students to the […]