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Habits of Success

Underlying success in college and careers are Habits of Success. Also called ‘non-cognitive skills,’ Habits of Success, are the skills that we exhibit every day to drive our individual success--self management and the ability to collaborate with others. Learning to moderate emotions and being equipped to make good decisions are just the beginning. Developing these skills requires lots of practice, feedback, modeling, and coaching.
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Habits of Success
  • Tom Vander Ark says:
    Adam said, “The Carnegie Center for the Advancement of Teaching has done some great work with productive persistence.” They have brought together researchers and practitioners in networked improvement communities to build the interventions, tools, measures, and practices necessary to reliably develop students’ academic mindsets and learning strategies in classrooms at scale. Check out the blogs, videos, and reports.
  • Tom Vander Ark says:
    This FSG report outlines roles for students, teachers, and administrators to promote self-directed learning. It concludes with five important lessons learned.
  • Tom Vander Ark says:
    The widely used parent resource GreatSchools launched a series of helpful videos on parenting and promoting learning. The videos on emotional smarts offer helpful tips on building independence, resilience, confidence and gratitude.
  • consortium.uchicago.edu
    consortium.uchicago.edu

    Teaching Adolescents To Become Learners

    120 minute read
    Tom Vander Ark says:
    Adam Carter says this University of Chicago Consortium on School Research report is still the best framework for considering how educational institutions can put together a portfolio of curricula to teach Habits of Success.
  • Tom Vander Ark says:
    In addition to creating experiences that build Habits of Success, Summit teacher Katie Goddard said, “We help students see the purpose in what we’re doing.” In this three minute video Katie describes how Summit Teachers use Mentor time each day to reinforce. positive behaviors.
  • blogs.edweek.org
    blogs.edweek.org

    Habits of Success: Seeking the Invisible Thread

    10 minute read
    Tom Vander Ark says:
    In this Education Week blog, Adam Carter, Summit’s chief academic officer, adds details to their approach to measuring what matters. He notes the paradox of two adages: assess what you value; value what you assess; and not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. This blog is packed full of details on the Summit model and resources for promoting Habits of Success.
  • Tom Vander Ark says:
    This powerpoint presentation was presented at the iNACOL Symposium in November. It provides helpful definitions and tips for emotional intelligence, self-directed learning, academic mindsets, and school culture.
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