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Succeeding with habits of mind is a Course

Succeeding with habits of mind

May 25 - Jun 30, 2021

$598 Enrol

Full course description


Date and time

Day 1: Tuesday 25 May 2021, 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Day 2: Tuesday 1 June 2021, 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Day 3: Tuesday 8 June 2021, 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Day 4: Tuesday 15 June 2021, 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are looking to improve student learning outcomes by infusing the Habits of Mind into curriculum and classrooms.


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.

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 will share 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.

"James is an engaging and articulate speaker who connects easily to his audience.  Feedback from participants is always very complimentary and we often get requests for James to return." Fay Hauwai CEO, Learning Network NZ

 This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework                                                 
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                   
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning

Key takeaways               

  • a deeper understanding of the Habits of Mind
  • strategies to teach 'for' the Habits of Mind rather than 'about' them
  • access to the Habits of Mind profile tool
  • insights and tips to ensure the Habits of Mind become a powerful and enduring part of your school culture.


Presenter information

James Anderson                          

James first became interested in how to teach students to become better thinkers as a classroom teacher in the late ‘90s. Later, as a school leader, he spearheaded a national research project focused on infusing Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s Habits of Mind into schools and classrooms.He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), presenting around Australia and overseas. As an author, he has published Succeeding with Habits of Mind and The Agile Learner, as well as numerous e-books. He has published with Art Costa and Bena Kallick Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind and Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum. His regular blogs are also read by thousands of educators around the world.