The 16 Habits of Mind

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Instructional animations to stimulate children's critical thinking and problem-solving skills

The Institute for Habits of Mind, founded by Drs. Art Costa and Bena Kallick, has partnered with Wonder Media to produce the 16 Habits of Mind as a series of instructional animations with printable extension lessons for Pre-K through 2nd Grade classrooms.

Research shows that young children form strong emotional relationships with animated characters and using characters to model behavior improves children’s learning of challenging concepts.

“Art Costa and I introduced the 16 Habits of Mind more than 28 years ago. When we met the Wonder Media team, we were immediately struck by their passion for bringing the 16 Habits of Mind to life through animation,” stated Bena Kallick, Co-Director, Institute for Habits of Mind.

“Animation knows no borders, and children worldwide will quickly fall in love with the lifelike animated characters who will make it fun to learn and practice the 16 Habits of Mind,” stated Arthur L. Costa, Co-Director, Institute for Habits of Mind.

Art Costa & Bena Kallick Explain the 16 Habits of Mind

Founders Art Costa & Bena Kallick on using animation to teach the 16 Habits of Mind

Listening with Understanding and Empathy

Sample lesson from Habits of Mind Animations

Maria interviews ASCD Executive Director Deb Delisle

Deb Delisle on using Habits of Mind animations in the classroom

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