Today I would like to recommend you a book which in my opinion makes a fantastic read. The book is titled Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results and was written by Stephen Guise. The concepts presented in this book can completely change the way you look at setting goals and forming habits.
So, did this book change my life?
No, it didn't.
It helped me to understand myself and people I work with.
It encouraged me to start small.
And gave me a lot of food for thought.
At the beginning of every course I always ask my students to have a notebook.
Since I teach online never before did I feel it was necessary to check whether my students actually take notes or not and I left it completely to their discretion.
Of course, I would mentioned now and then that it's a good idea to have a notebook but I didn't really want to boss adults around telling them what to write down.
But something has changed. After the semester test I discovered that the ones who had used handwriting and had their notebooks remembered things better and as a result - scored better.
So this year many of my student may find me a bit overwhelming because I've made it my top priority to retrieve the habit of taking notes in the lesson (and well, yes -after it too). I strongly believe that handwriting plays an important role in creating connections between ideas and remembering them longer and better.
I have already written a post on that - CHECK HERE
Written by Agnieszka Kansy