10 Minute Tuesdays

A Series of Interviews with K12 Authors and Educators

Habits of Mind: Bena Kallick

The Habits of Mind are a set of dispositions that empower creative and critical thinking. Join Bena Kallick, co-director for the Habits of Mind Institute, as she discusses practical ways educators can begin infusing the Habits of Mind in their school or district.

Culturally Linguistically Diverse: Amy Heineke

Associate Professor of Bilingual & Bicultural Education in the School of Education at Loyola University, Chicago, and co-author of Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally Linguistically Diverse Classroom (CLD), Dr. Amy Heineke discusses ways educators can begin teaching in response to the needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

CIA FIRST International School

CIA FIRST International School is a private international school with an innovative community utilizing a curriculum framework guided by Understanding by Design and the Habits of Mind. Philip Muscott, Head of Curriculum, and two 11th grade Students at CIA FIRST discuss the UbD framework and the infusion of Habits of Mind in their school and classroom.

Social Emotional Learning: Krista Leh

As an educational consultant and a 2012 ASCD Emerging Leader, Krista Leh has created and facilitated courses on research design and methods; curriculum design and development; culturally responsive teaching; and closing the achievement gap. Join Krista Leh as she discusses practical ways educators can begin infusing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in their school or district.

Personalized Learning: Allison Zmuda & Bena Kallick

Personalized Learning is personal — a way of engaging the learner and allowing the student to be a co-creator in their learning. Join Allison Zmuda, Educational Consultant and Author of Students at the Center: Personalized Learning and Habits of Mind, and Bena Kallick, Director of the Institute for Habits of Mind and Co-Author of Students at the Center, as they discuss practical ways educators can begin infusing Personalized Learning in their school or district.

Hampton Township School District

Hampton Township School District is a top rated, public school district located outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Hampton has been ranked one of the top 10 school districts in Pennsylvania with their High School being named a national Blue Ribbon School.  Hampton’s Superintendent and Director of Curriculum discuss their move to the Understanding by Design framework for their Curriculum Design along with their innovative approach to Professional Development. 

Sycamore School

Sycamore School is a Private Independent Day School for Gifted Children in grades Pre-K through 8th grade, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sycamore’s Head of Lower School discusses the schools move from curriculum in binders to the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework.