Habit Development Program
“知” + ”行“
What we have achieved?
Dandan’s story — Habit makes change happen
Facing Dandan, the teachers encountered the same problem: she gets distracted too much. Playing with erasers, drinking water, running in and out… Gentle or harsh methods such as reminders, demands and criticisms were tried, but none of them worked well.
Maths teacher Xia Xue, facing these problems, invited Dandan to join the program.
The same problem persisted when the program first started: Dandan was getting distracted in class playing with dolls and sending random emojis, etc.. Compared to the other kids, Danny always seemed to be in trouble. While Xia Xue felt frustrated and worried about whether the program was really useful to children, some changes were quietly happening.
In a maths class, as Xia Xue was starting the class by reviewing the last lesson of mathematical knowledge as usual, she casually asked Dandan if she remembered the content of the habit class. Surprisingly and delightfully, the child not only remembered it, but also expressed it coherently and clearly. This gave Xia Xue great encouragement. This shows that children can really understand and be interested in the principles of habit formation through the Habit Development Education Program.
The effects of habits continued long after the program ended. When the teacher asked Dandan about the three rules she should follow before class, she could answer them quickly: “eyes to the screen, buttocks glued to the stool, listen carefully.” When confronted with problems, Dandan learned to raise her hand. Behaviours such as playing with erasers was also rare.
With the hope that children can gain more strength in learning, Xia Xue and Dandan joined the program. And the program has in turn realised their hopes.
Today, in Dandan and her teachers’ classrooms, the Habit Development Education Program’s impact is still being felt. The three rules before class can be quickly answered by the children, once the teacher mentioned : “eyes to the screen, buttocks glued to the stool, listen carefully”. Encountering problems, children learned to raise their hands; behaviours such as getting distracted via playing with erasers were also rarely seen. With the hope that children can gain more strength in learning, Xia Xue and Jia Hui joined the Habit Development Education Program. Now, they have realized their hopes and self actualisation through this program.