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Bena Kallick

Institute for Habits of Mind
Co-Founder and Director
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Bena Kallick, Ph.D is the Co-Founder and Director of Institute for Habits of Mind and Program Advisor for Eduplanet21. She is a well known consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and abroad.

Some of her written work includes: Assessment in the Learning Organization (ASCD, 1998), the Habits of Mind series (ASCD, 2000), Strategies for Self-Directed Learning (Corwin Press, 2004), Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind (ASCD, 2008), Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum (ASCD, 2009), Dispositions: Reframing Teaching and Learning (Corwin,2014), Nurturing Habits of Mind in the Early Childhood Classroom (ASCD,2019, Leading Learning Organizations with Habits of Mind (Habits of Mind Institute,2020) ( all co-authored with Arthur Costa), and Using Curriculum Mapping and Assessment to Improve Student Learning (Corwin Press, 2009, (co-authored with Jeff Colosimo). Her most recent books are Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind, co-authored with Allison Zmuda, ASCD in 2017 and Leading Learning Organizations with Habits of Mind, co-authored with Arthur Costa in 2020. She and Art Costa have an online Institute using the EduPlanet21 platform. 

Her work with Dr. Art Costa led to the development of the Institute for Habits of Mind (www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com), an international institute dedicated to transforming schools into places where thinking and Habits of Mind are taught, practiced, valued and have become infused into the culture of the school and community. They received the Malcolm Knowles Award for Lifelong Contributions to Self-Directed Learning in 2016.

In 2019, Kallick partnered with Allison Zmuda to start a new project: Habits Personalized. They develop instructional toolkits and coaching to support their framework for personalizing learning.  In addition, they offer online learning in the HabitsPersonalized Institute with Eduplanet21.com

Kallick's teaching appointments have included Yale University School of Organization and Management, University of Massachusetts Center for Creative and Critical Thinking, and Union Graduate School. She was formerly on the Boards of the Apple Foundation, Jobs for the Future, Weston Woods Institute, and Communities for Learning. She is presently on the Board of GlobalMindED.

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