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Does it really take 21 days?

September 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline

While the experts seem to disagree on how long it takes to establish a new habit, all agree that the more you do something, the greater chance it will become a habit.  With the beginning of the school year, I find myself trying to establish new behaviors.  Chains is a free website/app (works on desktop and mobile devices) that allows you to visually track your progress.  While I am working on healthy life habits (my longest chain is only 5 days), I bet you could use it to track classroom activities/behaviors.  You can create several chains for a variety of events and can skip days when the event doesn’t occur.

Below is a screen shot from their site.  You can read the complete blog post here from ProfHacker.

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