About The Authors
Hello, we’re Allison Zmuda and Bena Kallick.
Bena and Allison joined forces in 2014 when Allison saw how Habits of Mind grows a learning culture that values the humanizing aspect of personalized learning and Bena noticed how a focus on personalized learning generates more urgency for self-directed learning. They are dedicated to growing healthy, collaborative education communities around the world.
They co-authored Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind as well as many articles and blogs. Their most recent publications are instructional toolkits that provide practices and processes that personalize learning with Habits of Mind.
Their mission is to use what they are learning to help educators navigate the often messy, challenging, and — at times — discouraging transition from an outdated learning process to one that’s vibrant, dynamic, and inspires learning with teachers and students.