Four Ways to Bring Your Authentic Self to School

By Bena Kallick and Giselle O. Martin-Kniep We educators keep hoping for certainty and stability. Many of us have assumed that we could create a predictable and linear path to learning for our students. However, since the pandemic, we are humbled by the realization that our best laid plans may not address the needs of […]

Formative Assessment and Habits of Mind: Interview with Scott Fellows

The 2020/2021 school year was difficult for everyone, but for many the lessons learned during that time have served as impetus to take a hard look at what works– and what doesn’t– for students and faculty. What elements of remote learning do we want to keep? What new aspirations have emerged as we return to […]

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 […]

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 […]