Habits of Mind


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Presentation on 3CSN's Community of Practice, Habits of Mind, by Jan Connal, Counselor, Fullerton College; 3CSN Habits of Mind Coordinator and Roza Ekimyan, Couselor, Pierce College; 3CSN L.A. Regional Coordinator at the 2nD Annual LACCD AtD Retreat.

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  • Mindset is another word for belief, based on Carol Dweck’s article. Have them read first section of article, underlining key words/concepts that strike them. Through her work with groups of 7th graders that she and her assistants followed, students with a growth mindset pulled ahead of their peers who demonstrated a fixed mindset. Similar work completed with 5th graders.
  • This brief clip further demonstrates the ideas behind each of these mindsets as outlined in Carol Dweck’s article This is not Carol Dweck’s clip, but it reflects her work. Carol Dweck,a professor at Stanford University and author of “Brainology” Have them read second section if time allows. Otherwise, Introduce Angela Duckworth.
  • This Upenn researcher started her work in graduate school. And is the creator of something called The GRIT scale. Grit is not an acronym. She uses this word to capture the characteristic people possess that sees them through challenging work as they persevere in pursuit of a goal. It is the perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals. Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed” speaks further about Grit in this video.
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    1. 1. Habits of MindAchieving the Dream Summit March 22, 2013 Jan Connal, Ph.D Roza Ekimyan, Ed.D
    2. 2. Today’s Outcomes• Understand the importance of Habits of Mind for classrooms, services and campus• Identify what Habits of Mind strategies look like in for classrooms, services and campus• Consider implications for the classroom, service areas and campus wide.
    3. 3. Habits of Mind“Habits of Mind are Education is aboutthe characteristics of changing minds.what intelligentpeople do when they At its most basic level it isare confronted with about confronting andproblems, the changing habits of mind.resolutions of whichare not immediatelyapparent.” Costa
    4. 4. Why are Habits of Mind Important in College?It is not enough that we provide • It is not enough that weinformation; we want learners to teach skills; we wantknow what to do with thatinformation.to know when to learners exercise those skills.
    5. 5. Mindset Matters Fixed Mindset Growth MindsetEach person has a fixed Intelligence is a potentialamount of intelligence. that can be realized through learning. – Can cause students to view challenges – Can help students see threatening challenges as roads to gaining intelligence – Can cause students to see mistakes as failures – Can help students and demoralizing. develop constructive reactions to setbacks or mistakes
    6. 6. Carol Dweck
    7. 7. Angela Duckworth “To help chronically low-performing butintelligent students, educators and parents must first recognize that character is at least as important as intellect.” To succeed, you need GRIT
    8. 8. Angela Duckworth
    9. 9. Where do students strugglethe most? • Choose one Habit of Mind you see students struggling with the most in classrooms, services or on campus. • Describe what that looks like – how do you know the student has not yet developed the habit of mind?
    10. 10. You are MOVING & SHARING… Sit with 2-4 other people who identified the same Habit of Mind as an area of concern.
    11. 11. What HoM looks like in a ClassroomHabit of Mind: Classroom Strategy:Metacognition Self-regulated Learning(Thinking aboutyour thinking) • Forethought and Planning • Performance Monitoring • Reflection on Performance
    12. 12. What HoM looks like in a Service Area• Habit of Mind: Counseling Services: Student Educational Plan• Thinking Flexibly •Planning on completion (Certificate, AA, Transfer) •Understanding the course units to be completed. (Major, general ed., pre- requisites and electives)
    13. 13. Student Education PlanName: ______________________________ GE Area Course Units Pre-ID# : ________________________________ & requisite NumberName of Transfer University _____________and for AA Degree __________________Total Units Required for Transfer or AA Degree_______________Part 1: TOTALList all of the General Education and Major required GE Units courses for transfer for the AA Degree – even if you already completed.*Class can be used to meet 2 requirements
    14. 14. Student Education PlanPart II: Prerequisite CoursesWrite your placement score or highest class completed with a C or better for:Math ___________________________ English ___________________________________Prerequisites Courses Sequence Needed: Prerequisite Prerequisite TARGET CourseEnglish _____________________ ___________________ _______________________Math ______________________ ___________________ _______________________Other ______________________ ____________________ _______________________Other _____________________ ___________________ ______________________
    15. 15. Student Education Plan Current Semester GE Major Pre-req ElectivePart III: Semester/Session PlanList courses and the units for the current semester Course Unit and each of the next 2 semesters or sessions. Check the box(es) to indicate if the courses is Gen Ed. Major, Prerequisite or Elective – it could be more than one.
    16. 16. What HoM looks like across CampusHabit of Mind:Persistence• Campus-wide messages• Outreach & mentoring• Resources• Professional development• Counseling & coaching• Academic support• Student activities• Scholarships & recognition• Outcomes assessment
    17. 17. Persistence
    18. 18. Consider the ImplicationsWhat are the implications for yourcampus ?What department, program, course orperson could you connect with to helpbuild students’ Habits of Mind?