Habits of Mind 2: Listening with Understanding and Empathy


After years of focusing exclusively on academic standards, bringing the Habits of Mind to life in your classroom may require a shift on your part–moving away from just paying attention to content learning to focusing also on developing self-directed, thoughtful problem solvers. This learning path focuses on listening with understanding and empathy,  one of the most important skills for success in school and in life.

Learning Path Outcomes: 
  • Examine the skill of listening with understanding and empathy.
  • Recognize the importance of investing in the ideas of others.
  • Learn concrete strategies to improve listening skills.



Additional information


Administrators, Educational Specialists, Guidance Counselors, Instructional Coaches, K-12 Educators, K-12 Professional Staff, Paraprofessionals, Superintendents

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)


3 hours


Art Costa, Bena Kallick