Productivity Habits (HabitWise Lesson #4)

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Help your students avoid procrastination and strengthen their attention with Lesson #4 of the HabitWise program!

After watching the video and completing the follow-up worksheets, students will be able to:

• Recognize the impact that technology has on our ability to pay attention to important tasks.

• Recognize when their attention has drifted from an important task.

• Break big assignments into smaller tasks.

• Estimate the time it takes to do tasks.

• Set a reasonable schedule for working and taking breaks.

• Identify ways to be more organized.

• Identify habits that could have negative and positive effects on their productivity.


HabitWise is an in-class program that empowers adolescents to use the psychology of habit formation to improve their wellness, productivity, money management, and relationships. It's a critical addition to the curriculum for Health, Advisory, Guidance, Social & Emotional Learning, and Psychology.


Be sure to access all seven HabitWise lessons!

HabitWise Lesson #1: Why Habits Matter

HabitWise Lesson #2: How Habits Can Help Us Reduce Stress

HabitWise Lesson #3: How Habits Can Help Us Be Healthy

HabitWise Lesson #5: How Habits Can Help Us Avoid Advertising Gimmicks

HabitWise Lesson #6: How Habits Can Help Us Improve Relationships

HabitWise Lesson #7: Independent Habit Project

Each lesson includes:

• An engaging animated video (4-7 min.) that makes it easy to introduce the concepts.

• Structured worksheets (40-50 min.) that tap prior knowledge, check comprehension, and help students connect the concepts to their own lives.

• Multiple extension activities (6-30 min.) that deepen students’ understanding of how habits affect society and our personal lives.

• A detailed teacher’s guide


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