Habits of Mind

This Habits of Mind lesson plan also includes:

Why do artists create? To solve a problem, of course. Young artists work individually and then in groups to create observational, imaginative, and narrative drawings in response to an assignment that requires them to employ all 16 Habits of Mind.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Post the works, along with the reflections, on a class blog
Classroom Considerations

  • Creative Whack Pack cards are available online
Pros

  • The packet includes detailed directions for the assignment, reflective questions, and problem solving exercises
Cons

  • While no direct reference is made to Costa and Kallick's Habits of Mind, the activity does require class members to use all 16 to solve the problem presented by the assignment