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In-House PDP Princess Anne Middle School April 2012
#1 answer: a PDP point. And beyond that? Talk with a partner at your table. What do each of you want to get out of our work today on Habits of Mind? What are you hoping to get out of todays workshop? h?v=poXBQhD4KtE&feature=rel ated
Please take the blue card at your seat and place it in your left hand. Find a partner by holding up your card in the air. Walk over and greet your partner by giving them a firm handshake. Decide which partner is A and which partner is B. Card Activity
Read what is on your card to your partner. Discuss what connections you can make between your cards. When you are done, switch cards with your partner. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Discover and define the Habits of Mind Explore ways to have students use the Habits of Mind in class lessons Goals for Today
A "Habit of Mind means having a disposition toward behaving intelligently when confronted with problems, the answers to which are not immediately known. When humans experience dichotomies, are confused by dilemmas, or come face to face with uncertainties--our most effective actions require drawing forth certain patterns of intellectual behavior. When we draw upon these intellectual resources, the results that are produced are more powerful, of higher quality and greater significance than if we fail to employ those patterns of intellectual behaviors. Source: Costa and Kallick What are the Habits of Mind?
You decide to go out for a bike ride in Pungo. How do you solve your problem? If you take apart your thinking, what information do you call upon to effectively and efficiently help you in this situation? So in other words--
Please take the white card at your seat and place it in your left hand. Find a partner by holding up your card in the air. Do the Grapevine Dance and greet your partner. Decide which partner is A and which partner is B. Card Activity #2 om/watch?v=jPnZZTV p_2A
Read what is on your card to your partner. Identify why this skill is difficult for middle school children and give an example of how you afford students the opportunity to practice the skill. When you are done, switch cards with your partner. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Based on the interactive activities so far today, on your notes page, write down as many of the habits of mind that you can recall. Share with a partner. Add to your list. Notes Sheet
You now have a sheet with all of the Habits of Mind listed and explained! Around the library you see sixteen scenarios posted. Your job with a partner is to match up the Habits of Mind on your sheet with each of the scenarios. Write the scenario number on your Habits of Mind sheet. When you finish, check out what everyone else put. Walkabout
How can we directly teach students these thinking patterns? identify the thinking where it occurs in class discuss which kind of thinking is needed in a situation use Kaplans Frame of the Discipline have students discuss H of Ms in reflection questions after completing a project use in exit tickets Making Connections
15 Think like a poet...or one who creates pictures in the mind of a reader with writings filled with imagery and feeling. poem rhyme rhythm imagery metaphor alliteration consonance Use the language of the discipline Create the products of the discipline books songs advertise -ments greeting cards love notes Habits of mind and skills of a successful poet communicating creativity persistence imagination using senses thinking flexibly
Thinking about thinking Applying past knowledge to new situations Questioning and posing problems Thinking interdependently
Creating, imagining, innovating Taking responsible risks Finding humor Responding with wonderment and awe
What if you could write a Love song for a whale? Which Habit of Mind do you think would be the most difficult to teach to middle schoolers? Most people say Responding with wonderment and awe because middle schoolers think they have seen it, heard it, done it for everything, except whats on the test.
What Would It Sound Like?
How can you incorporate the Habits of Mind into a lesson? On your blank index card, please write down two Habits of Mind. Next, write down an activity or strategy you can do in your classroom after spring break that will incorporate these two Habits of Mind. Share-share-trade. On your way back to your seat, please give me the index cards.
EXIT TICKET: Habits of Mind Name:________________________________ Date: April 6, How did you have to be open to continuous learning in todays PDP session? Why? 2.What information did you need to bring forward to make connections with how Habits of Mind fit into a balanced assessment system? 3. Which Habit of Mind do you think is your strongest? Why? 4.What support from administration or others might you need to incorporate Habits of Mind into your classroom on a regular basis?