Succeeding with Habits of Mind
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Succeeding with Habits of Mind



The Habits of Mind are one of the true classics in education. Derived by Art Costa and Bena Kallick, the Habits of Mind describe what the most efficacious learners do when confronted with problems, the solutions to which are not immediately apparent.

For more than 25 years, schools around the world have been working to improve student learning outcomes by infusing the Habits of Mind into their curriculum and classrooms. Over that time we have seen student learning outcomes improve and schools flourish as the Habits of Mind are adopted and lived throughout the school community.

habits of Mind Summary

To succeed with the Habits of Mind, we must shift from teaching about the Habits (and asking students to “use” them) to teaching for the Habits of Mind. We must also take action to ensure students explicitly develop and improve how they engage with the Habits.

In this course, we will go beyond the basics. We'll ensure your work with the Habits of Mind has a significant and enduring impact on student learning outcomes. James Anderson shares his insights – from his own classroom experiences and his many years working with schools around the globe – to ensure you succeed with the Habits of Mind.

You will be introduced to the Habits of Mind Profile Tool, a unique and powerful tool that allows you to take a snapshot of your students’ Habits of Mind. With the power to assess your students’ strengths and weaknesses, you can plot a path for their development and monitor their progress.

For schools that choose one of the whole-school options, you’ll gain access to more than 10 hours of interviews with school leaders who have successfully infused the Habits of Mind into their schools. Their insights and tips will ensure the Habits of Mind become a powerful and enduring part of your school culture.

Bonuses include interviews with experts, including Art Costa and Bena Kallick, who share their wisdom on how to succeed with the Habits of Mind.


 The Impact of Habits of Mind


Over the years we've seen schools take many different approaches to work with the Habits of Mind. Unfortunately, not all of them are equally successful.

The tipping point for succeeding with Habits of Mind is to shift from teaching about the Habits of Mind, and asking students to "use" the Habits of Mind, to teaching "for" the Habits of Mind and taking teacher action to ensure students are explicitly developing and improving how they engage with the Habits of Mind.

This course will show you how to go beyond the basics, and ensure your work with Habits of Mind has a significant impact on student learning outcomes.


The Habits of Mind Profile Tool

Discover how to take a snapshot of your student's Habits of Mind with this powerful profile tool. Engage in deep conversations about their strengths and weaknesses with the Habits of Mind and create plans for further development. Assess and track the growth of the Habits of Mind. 

This profiling tool is a game-changer! Learn how to use the Habits of Mind Profile tool in your school and classroom as part of this Succeeding with Habits of Mind resource.




About Mr. James Anderson

James AndersonJames Anderson is a speaker, author and educator who is passionate about helping educators develop more thoughtful students. Originally a teacher and school leader, for the past 20 years, James has been working with schools to make classrooms more thoughtful places. He challenges teachers to think deeply about their own Mindsets and how their beliefs are communicated to students in often subtle and unintended ways.

In his 2018 book, The Agile Learner he skillfully combines three key areas of research: Growth Mindset, Habits of Mind, and Practice to create the concept of the agile learner. He is the creator of the Mindset Continuum which gives educators a deep understanding of their role in nurturing a more growth-oriented mindset in their students. His work is both practical and powerful, providing the tools teachers need to ensure their students not only understand they are capable of growth but also understand how to go about achieving that growth! A Certified Speaking Professional and sort after presenter James engages and empowers educators around the world.


Registration Details

Topic: Succeeding with Habits of Mind

Trainer: Mr James Anderson

Dates & Time (A total of 5 sessions):

Session 1: Thursday 11 March 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Session 2: Thursday 18 March 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Session 3: Thursday 25 March 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Session 4: Thursday 1 April 2021, 2.30 m to 3.30 pm
Session 5: Thursday 8 April 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

The time stated are in Singapore time GMT+8

Mode of Delivery: via Zoom

Closing date: 22 January 2021 Friday Extended to 5 March 2021

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Workshop Fee:

S$300.00 per participant. The fee is subject to GST and includes all training materials.

Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration

If your school or cluster is keen to conduct this as an in-house programme, please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.