Habits of Mind 5: Questioning and Problem Posing


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.  Many of the standards call for an inquiry-based approach.  This learning path provides ways to build powerful questions that invite thinking.



Learning Path Outcomes:
  • Examine the importance of questions that are used to open dialoguing and wondering
  • Learn strategies that help formulate powerful questions that invite deeper thinking
  • Learn how to use strategies to motivate students' questions

Additional information


Administrators, Educational Specialists, Guidance Counselors, K-12 Educators, Paraprofessionals, Superintendents, Teacher Leaders

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)


3 hours


Art Costa, Bena Kallick