Bena Kallick, Ph.D

bena-kallickBena Kallick, Ph.D is the Co-Director of Institute for Habits of Mind and Program Director for Eduplanet21. She is a well known consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and abroad.

Some of her written work includes: Assessment in the Learning Organization (ASCD, 1998) , the Habits of Mind series (ASCD, 2000), Strategies for Self-Directed Learning (Corwin Press, 2004) , Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind (ASCD, 2008), Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum (ASCD, 2009), Dispositions: Reframing Teaching and Learning (Corwin,2014)  ( all co-authored with Arthur Costa), and Using Curriculum Mapping and Assessment to Improve Student Learning (Corwin Press, 2009, (co-authored with Jeff Colosimo). Her works have been translated into Dutch, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, and Arabic. Her new book, Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind, co-authored with Allison Zmuda, will be published by ASCD in January, 2017.

Her work with Dr. Art Costa led to the development of the Institute for Habits of Mind (, an international institute dedicated to transforming schools into places where thinking and Habits of Mind are taught, practiced, valued and have become infused into the culture of the school and community.

She and Art Costa have an online course using the EduPlanet21 platform.  Eduplanet21 is a company dedicated to online Professional Learning and Curriculum Development based on the Understanding by Design® Framework.

Kallick’s teaching appointments have included Yale University School of Organization and Management, University of Massachusetts Center for Creative and Critical Thinking, and Union Graduate School. She was formerly on the Boards of the Apple Foundation, Jobs for the Future, Weston Woods Institute, and Communities for Learning.