Habits of Success: Getting Every Student Learning (Paperback)
For students to benefit from lessons, they must attend, listen and try their best. But at times, almost all teachers struggle to manage classroom behaviour and to motivate students to learn. Drawing on decades of research on behavioural science, this book offers teachers practical strategies to get students learning. The key is students' habits. This book reveals simple yet powerful ways to help students build habits of success.
Harry Fletcher-Wood shows how teachers can use behavioural science techniques to increase motivation and improve behaviour. He offers clear guidance on topics such as using role models to motivate students, making detailed plans to help students act and building habits to ensure students keep going. The book addresses five challenges teachers face in encouraging desirable behaviour:
Choosing what change to prioritise
Convincing students to change
Encouraging students to commit to a plan
Making starting easy
Ensuring students keep going
Workshops, checklists and real-life examples illustrate how these ideas work in the classroom and make the book a resource to revisit and share. Distilling the evidence into clear principles, this innovative book is a valuable resource for new and experienced teachers alike.
About the Author
Harry Fletcher-Wood is a teacher, researcher and teacher educator. He has worked in England, Japan, India and Sweden, and is fascinated by making things better and the social, psychological and structural changes this requires. He leads the Teacher Education Fellows programme at Ambition Institute.