Dr. Angela K. Salmon

Associate Professor

Teaching and Learning

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Dr. Angela K. Salmon is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at Florida International University, founder leader of the Visible Thinking South Florida initiative, and Habits of Mind Certified. Angela has a well-earned reputation for building learning communities of practice and empowering teachers to gain ownership in their teaching. Angela draws from progressive ideas that lead to authentic and meaningful learning with emphasis in global learning. She has participated in COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) experiences with colleagues in Ecuador, Colombia, and Canada. After a COIL with Colombia she was able to travel with a group of students to Colombia to visit schools and meet their COIL partners. She has contributed with keynote presentations, and consulting through the USA, Canada, Central and South American Countries, Greece, Spain, New Zealand, and Australia. The Independent Schools of Victoria in Melbourne Australia invited her as “Thinker in Residence.” Her research interest on the interplay between cognition, language and literacy development led to focus on language and literacy development, storytelling, play and music, children’s theory of mind, habits of mind, executive functions, metacognition, teacher’s discourse in the classroom and learning communities of practice. Her research draws from coaching teachers in the implementation of cutting-edge research ideas in the classroom. Her current research is on collective stories for influence. From her long-standing partnership with Harvard Project Zero and the Institute Habits of Mind she has developed numerous research initiatives, national and international lectures, and publications. She chaired seven editions of the International Visible Thinking Conference and the 18th edition of the International Conference on Thinking (ICOT18).


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Doctor in Education
Master's in Education
Licenced Educational Psychology