Habits of Mind in the Class

Developing students Habits of Mind is an important element of teaching students of today. Just what are Habit of Mind (HoM) you ask, here is a link to a great article to help you.

I have spent many years trying to build students sense of responsibility and self-efficacy.

Here is a sample lesson plan that I use on the 1st day to build up the notion that students are responsible for their own learning.

Day 1 PowerPoint

Day 1 Lesson Plan

Day 1 Handout

A funny story- the first semester I did this, we talked about Office Hours and what they meant and why they should stop by. It was the first time ever— yes ever- that every students came by during my office hours, without ever “requiring” them to.