Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool: Utilize Your Environment
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We all have habits we want to change, to learn, to improve. There are ways that we can help ourselves along the habit-change path or be unknowingly hindering our progress – or worse, our children’s. Switch by Chip Heath & Dan Heath turns the recent research into habit into practical advice, based on three observations: What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity. So provide crystal-clear direction. What looks like laziness is often exhaustion. It’s critical to engage … Read More

Switching Key Habits in the Home and Homeschool: Build An Identity
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Switch describes the common patterns in successful habit changes through engaging stories, turning them into practical advice. The stories and advice are all based on three observations they made about habit changes, both personal changes and organization-wide changes: What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity. So provide crystal-clear direction. What looks like laziness is often exhaustion. It’s critical to engage people’s emotional side to get cooperation. What looks like a people problem is often a situation problem. … Read More

Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool: Shrink the Change
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With engaging stories and practical advice, Switch examines the common denominators in those who make successful habit changes. The authors posit that when change works, it tends to follow a pattern. The people who change have clear direction, ample motivation, and a supportive environment. So let’s look at how to apply those factors to our own home situations, particularly as we begin new routines for the school year. Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool Series Review of the … Read More

Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool: Engage the Emotions
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Switch examines the common denominators in those who make successful change, through engaging stories and practical advice for making positive individual & group changes. The authors posit that when change works, it tends to follow a pattern. The people who change have clear direction, ample motivation, and a supportive environment. So let’s look at how to apply those factors to our own home situations, particularly as we begin new routines for the school year. Switching Key Habits in the Home … Read More

Book Review: Switch by Chip & Dan Heath
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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath Publication date: 2010 Date read: 2013 Source: Local library. Recommended by: a thread on the Well-Trained Mind Forum My rating (out of 5): ★ ★ ★ 1/2 I recommend it, but borrow it from the library. Summary The authors examine the common denominators in successful change (personal and corporate), telling engaging stories and giving practical, useful advice for making positive individual & group changes. Switch … Read More