Unit 1: Activities and Strategies for Immersion


Unit Overview:

Are you familiar with the 16 Habits of Mind? In this unit, you will become familiar with the 16 Habits of Mind as a tool to increase student self-reflection and intrinsic motivation.

Learning Outcomes:

1. At the end of the unit, the learner will be able to reason why research suggests the implementation of the 16 Habits of Mind.

2. At the end of the unit, the learner will be able to describe activities that can be used in the classroom to support the implementation of the 16 Habits of Mind.

Assignment #1: Why use the 16 Habits of Mind?:

Select 2 of the following resources to read or view. Consider the following questions:

"Why is there a need for these skills in the 21st century?"

Article: "Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind" http://www.edutopia.org/blog/habits-of-mind-terrell-heick

Book: "Learning and Leading with the 16 Habits of Mind" http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/108008/chapters/Describing-the-Habits-of-Mind.aspx

Article: "The Habits of Mind are More Than Just Good Study Habits" http://www.tennessean.com/story/life/family/2014/10/28/habits-mind-students-succeed/17856473/

Video Presentation by Renee Dawson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbKZNKyGhRA

Video: Art Costa - Summary of Evidence Supporting Habits of Mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V13CPSNxeA

Assignment #2:

Based on the resources above, write a paragraph reflecting on the following questions:

"What are the benefits of using the 16 Habits of Mind?"

"How do the 16 Habits of Mind contribute to learners in the 21st Century?"

"What are challenges that can arise when trying to push students towards the 16 Habits of Mind?"

Post your response in the discussion page. Respond to at least 2 classmates.

Assignment #3:

Activities and Strategies:

Read through the following activities and strategies for at least 3 Habits of Mind.

Resource: http://habitsofmind.org/client/hom/Mind%20Binder%20Workbook.pdf

1) Applying Knowledge to Past Situations

2) Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

3) Creating, Imagining, and Innovating

4) Listening and Understanding with Empathy

5) Finding Humor

6) Gathering Data with the Senses

7) Managing Impulsivity

8) Taking Responsible Risks

9) Responding with Wonderment and Awe

10) Persistence

11) Questioning

12) Striving for Accuracy

13) Thinking about thinking

14) Thinking Flexibly

15) Thinking Interdependently

16) Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

Answer the following questions:

Which of the activities or strategies do you think you would be interested in implementing?

Why do you think they are beneficial in the classroom?

Write a paragraph explaining your reasoning in the discussion section of the page. Reply to at least 2 post of your classmates.

Unit 1 Assessment:

Take this Habits of Mind quiz: http://www.quia.com/quiz/2158173.html?AP_rand=154708724

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