Course Description

Learn How to Make Small Changes for Positive Results in Your Life, in Your Teaching and with Your Students

Why do we do the things we do? Why don't we change, even when we want to? The answer lies in our habits, the daily behaviors that make up our identity and our outcomes. Students in this course will examine the underlying foundation of habits; how and why they are formed, and why they are so important. Participants will learn how to identify and change habits in their own lives, with their students and in their classroom practice.

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify and analyze the four stages of the habit cycle
  • Learn and apply the Four Laws of Behavior Change to your teaching practice
  • Create and implement a Habit Makeover to bring about positive behavior changes in the classroom and beyond

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12) and instructors at the community college level, who are wanting to understand habits and how making small changes can bring about big results in the classroom.

Course Materials: Text, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.

Technical Requirements


"The Atomic Habits course is incredibly beneficial, both personally and professionally. I highly recommend it!" -- Erin Arriola, Educator, Bakersfield Adult School/Kern High School District, Bakersfield, California
"The instructor's feedback was timely, meaningful, and very heartfelt. I felt much more connected to the instructor more than most online classes I've taken." -- Carly Gonzalez, Educator, Orange Coast Community College, California
"The clear instructions, constructive feedback and organization of content made it easier to focus on learning and reflection rather than being distracted by confusing expectations--I was able to apply much of what I learned in my real life! Wonderful class!" -- Rainbow Lobo-Derr, Educator, Gilroy Unified School District, California

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $504 credit (3 units) $504.00
Available for Extension Credit
3 units
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