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A Mindful Garden of Verses Hardcover – May 8, 2008

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I first started using the Habits of Mind work in my High School classroom. It occurred to me that the habits were as important for my young children as they were for the adolescents. But--how to introduce them and make them fun? A Mindful Garden of Verses was the answer and now, before bed time, this poetry book is the all time favorite to read. --Beth Semaya, teacher

I babysit for a 3 year old and wanted to have something special to read to her. I brought the poetry book to my next job and we read it together. Since then, she keeps asking me to read the book. We went to the beach one day and, when she found that she needed to manage her impulsivity (one of the habits), she quoted the book word for word, "I won't do that again!" --Cecilia Maldonado

I have four children and although I bought the book for the youngest one, all have been intrigued by the habits of mind. We talk about persisting (one of the habits) and since everyone is into sports, persisting is something they really understand. However, we have now started to talk about persisting in school work and they are paying attention. --Jeff Colosimo, CEO

About the Author

Marie Ciota began teaching in 1972. During that time she has taught nearly 1,500 children ranging in age from 4-13. She first became interested in the Habits of Mind over ten years ago when she was introduced to them by Art Costa and Bena Kallick. Her teaching and outlook on life has never been the same since. Ms.Ciota lives in Somers, NY with her wonderful daughter, Hope. She is a teacher in the Somers Central School District.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 35 pages
  • Publisher: Institute for Habits of Mind; first edition (May 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450715915
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450715911
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,096,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Using poems to support habits of mind for learning success is a wonderful lesson. I am excited to share habits of mind via the poems with my students this school year.
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