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Public and Community Projects: Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor, MI

Habits of Mind mosaic project was initiated by Susan Buchan, counselor at Scarlett Middle School in Ann Arbor, MI with the support from Ann Arbor Education Foundation grant.

For the duration of several weeks 6th grade students were working on completion of 16 mosaic panels that illustrate Habits of Mind. A HABIT OF MIND is knowing how to behave intelligently when you DON'T know the answer . Students worked during the afterschool hours, and during some art class periods. After completion and grouting, the pieces were installed at the School's Cafeteria, where they can be viewed.

Attention Youth: check out the Youth Mosaic Camp info in "Classes" section of this website.

See a Video Presentation:

Progress Pictures:

   

Presenting color drawings to the students.

 

 

Drawing out images on the plywood. Projector was used to project the sketch onto the plywood.

 
   
Layout process is demonstrated to students.   Let the work begin!  
   

Layout of tiles is in progress

 

 

Almost done laying out the tiles!

 
   
Grouting process- messy but fun!   Mosaic project participants in front of the installed pieces.  
       

Mosaics Pictures:

   

Thinking flexibly

 

 

Persisting

 
   

Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

 

 

Managing Impulsivity

 
   

Responding with Wonderment and Awe

 

 

Listening with Understanding and Empathy

 
   

Creating, Imagining, Innovating

 

 

Finding Humor

 
   

Thinking about Thinking Methacognition

 

 

Questioning and Posing Problems

 
   

Striving for Accuracy

 

 

Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

 
   

Taking Responsible Risks

 

 

Gathering Data Through All Senses

 
   

Remaining Open to Constant Learning

 

 

Thinking Interdependently

 
See a Movie:
 

Project Made Possible By:
AN ANN ARBOR EDUCATION FOUNDATION GRANT
SUSAN BUCHAN, 6th Grade counselor, who initiated the project and inspired everybody else to work on it.
YULIA HANANSEN of Mosaic Sphere Studio, project consultation.
ALEX VINTER, Art Teacher at Scarlett, who gave his time willingly and gave us access to his room.
ScarlettT 6TH GRADERS 2006-07, who created the mosaics from start to finish!

Copyright Information: Photographs on this page are courtesy of Susan Buchan and Yulia Hanansen.

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