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Teach With Style by Lynn Hodges, Jim Teeters

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Plan Your Continual Improvement

 

  

We are creatures of habit—necessarily so because the routines and patterns we form provide us the freedom to concentrate on the unpredictable aspects of our lives. We put much of our lives on autopilot, a tactic that helps us survive an endlessly changing world. Our need to create patterns of thinking and behaving has a downside, however. When we are called upon to be creative, respond to unique situations, or learn new behaviors, these rigid patterns may hinder us from adapting or developing unique and creative responses.

How do we break out of our molds to meet unique problems or changing circumstances? We are able to change and adapt when we are forced to do so. We also alter our set ways when we are ...

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