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Flashback Friday: Exploring helpful habits of mind

Posted on January 17, 2014 in Autism

In this 2008 clip, I discuss “habits of mind” for teachers who are new to inclusive education. It is part of an School-Community Tool Kit assembled by Autism Speaks. Other materials related to that kit including readings, web links, and other video. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see another video on inclusion created by a school leader, Kris Bergstrom. In addition, some of you may find the handouts in the “School Community” section helpful for staff members we often leave out of training and other professional development (e.g., custodians, bus drivers).


  1. From Mort Sherman on 24 Jan 2014


    Thank you for talking about Habits of Mind. You might be interested in taking a look at the work of Art Costa and Bena Kallick, authors of Habits of Mind:

    I am serving as their interim exec director. Please let us know if we can be of any support.


    Mort Sherman

  2. From Chelsea on 29 Jan 2014

    This is excellent!! Thank you!