Habits of Mind

James Anderson
Engaging and thoughtful
Practical, engaging and flexible. A one day event, this course shows how to succeed with Habits of Mind in your classroom.
Target Audience
All classroom teachers, primary and secondary.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

For those new to the Habits of Mind, this comprehensive workshop will give you the foundations you need to succeed.

For those already familiar with the Habits of Mind, and wondering how to move beyond the introduction, posters and language of the Habits, this workshop will show you how to sustain the Habits in meaningful ways, and avoid the “we’ve already done the Habits of Mind” syndrome.

This workshop focuses on developing a powerful, practical and sustainable approach to the Habits of Mind in your classroom. A strong focus is given to moving beyond covering the Habits of Mind as a topic, and ensuring teachers are equiped to focus on the development of students Habits of Mind within your normal classroom practice.

The Habits are explored through a wide range of practical classroom examples, while at the same time this exploration is bedded in a pedagogical framework that ensures meaningful and lasting improvement to your classroom practice.

James Anderson is Australia’s leading authority on Habits of Mind and is endorsed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to offer training in Habits of Mind. He regularly presents internationally and has published extensively on Habits of Mind. He is the founder of the Habits of Mind Teachers' Network.

This workshop focuses on how to ensure your work with the Habits of Mind is sustainable and leads to significant improvements in student learning outcomes. James draws on over 10 years of classroom and leadership experience to support teacher learning.


All classroom teachers, primary and secondary.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 6.5 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.


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About the team

James Anderson


James Anderson is the director and principal consultant of Mindful by Design. An experienced and successful teacher, James began working with Art Costa’s Habits of Mind in his own classroom in 2000. James is a highly experienced and engaging presenter with experience at all levels of schooling from early learning through to tertiary.

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