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Developing Learning Habits (redirected from Developing Learning Habits for EFL Learners)

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Session Title: 

Developing Learning habits 








Good learning habits facilitate lifelong learning. In this session, participants will learn about, develop, and learn how to implement effective learning habits that engage and motivate students to make good use of their time in and out of class.  They will develop personal student competency charts to facilitate the process. They will use technology tools such as Kahoot Challenge, Quizlet, and Curation walls to enforce and sustain learning. The session is based on personal competency framework (PCF) capacity for student to develop effective learning habits in and out of school. As teachers, we want to see students develop learning habits that will facilitate their school learning period and future careers. The session is based on Learning Habits in Personalization by Sam Redding and Janet Twyman, Personal Competency: A Framework for Building Students' Capacity to Learn by Sam Redding.  


Target audience

Teachers, parents, students of all ages. 


Session objectives: By the end of this session, participants will have...

  • read and discussed personalized learning habits for students using collaborative annotations (Moodle activity).
  • developed personalized learning charts for students
  • discussed and understood personal competency framework. 
  • discussed, understood, and identified cognitive competencies. 
  • discussed, understood, and identified metacognitive competencies.
  • discussed, understood, and identified motivational competencies.
  • discussed, understood, and identified social competencies.
  • discussed, understood, and identified emotional competencies.
  • developed a personal competency framework learning plan for their classroom 
  • Reflected on each of the 5 personal learning competencies. 
  • Reflected on the session.  






Week 1: (January 10 - 16) Getting Acquainted and Cognitive Competency 


In week 1, participants will get acquainted with each other, the layout of the section, and with the tools.  


  1. Introduce yourself using a Voki avatar by clicking on this link https://www.voki.com 
  2. Discuss the learning habits and ways we can help students develop effective learning habits.
  3. Discuss personalized learning.
  4. Create a personalized learning chart (copy Google doc) for one of your students, make the doc viewable by anyone who has the link so we can all view it and share it in the discussion forum. 
  5. Discuss Cognitive Competency
  6. Read and engage in the reading material using Amanote for annotations and notetaking.
  7. Get accounts on each of the listed technology tools below.  
  8. Choose a curation wall for the reflections and for notes (multimedia)
  9. Create a Kahoot Challenge with 10 questions related to your reading on Cognitive Competency for week 1 .
  10. Start reflecting on content of week 1 on your chosen curation wall. 
  11. Join the Quizlet class for the course session https://quizlet.com/join/YuuM2mg6F
  12. Start a Quizlet study set for the 45 terms https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dgZxh-Q_1VFeq70LcqddHNz0Gq-RWXB1thqxGvsbIho/edit?usp=sharing
  13. Adding first 10 of the 45 terms and definitions on your Quizlet study set for week 1 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dgZxh-Q_1VFeq70LcqddHNz0Gq-RWXB1thqxGvsbIho/edit?usp=sharing
  14. Receive digital badge for completing the tasks for week 1. 



Week 2: (January 17 - 23) Metacognitive Competency


  1. Read the resources on metacognition competency using collaborative annotations (Moodle activity) and discuss the components of personal learning habits. 
  2. Add 10 of the 45 terms to a Quizlet study for week 2. 
  3. Continue the Kahoot Challenge for the content of weeks 2.
  4. Reflect on metacognition competency.
  5. Receive digital badge for completing the tasks for week 2.  



Week 3: (January 24 - 30)  Motivational Competency


  1. Read the resources on motivational competency using Amanote and discuss the components of habit formation cycle.
  2. Develop an understanding of motivational competency and how it's related to personalized learning. 
  3. Add 10 of the 45 terms to a Quizlet study set for week 3. 
  4. Add 10 questions for a Kahoot Challenge for the content of weeks 3. 
  5. Reflect on Motivational Competency
  6. Receive a digital badge for completing the tasks of week 3. 



Week 4: (January 31 - February 6) Social and Emotional Competency


  1. Read resources on social and emotional competency.
  2. Use collaborative annotations (Moodle activity) for note taking and discuss the reading. 
  3. Add 10 out of the 45 terms to a Quizlet study set for week 4
  4. Add 10 questions for a Kahoot Challenge for the content of weeks 4.  
  5. Reflect on the process of developing social and emotional competency. 
  6. Receive a digital badge for completing the tasks for week 4. 


Week 5: (February 7 - 13) Showcase and Reflect 


  1. Showcase EVO22 session work on a curation wall Share. 
  2. Add 5 out of the 45 terms to a Quizlet study for week 5. 
  3. Participants will take each others' Kahoot Challenges and Quizlet study set tests.  
  4. Reflect on the process of developing a personal competency framework and learning habits.
  5. Peer and session feedback (EVO22 form).
  6. Receive Certificate of Participation for completing all the tasks for weeks 1-5.  






Moodle and ZOOM

Technology tools: 


  1. Kahoot https://kahoot.com   
  2. Voki https://www.voki.com
  3. Padlet https://padlet.com
  4. Quizlet https://quizlet.com  
  5. Google (docs, slides, forms) https://drive.google.com 





Redding, S., & Twyman, J. (2018). Learning Habits. Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University

Redding, S. (2014). Personal Competency: A Framework for Building Students' Capacity to Learn. Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University.


Redding, S. (2014). Personal Competency: A Framework for Building Students' Capacity to Learn. Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University.



Join this session


Registration starts on Jan 2, 2022. 


To join this EVO session:


From January 2 - 09.


  1. Go to http://integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=368
  2. Log in the first and each time by clicking on one of the following social icons: Login in with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft 
  3. Enrol in http://integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=368



If you need further help on how to log in, please watch the following video:

How to Sign Up and Login (video)




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Nellie Deutsch



Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) mentors educators worldwide. She’s had experience as an English teacher in public schools & colleges (over 40 years) & has integrated technology (computer room) in high school since 1992.  She offers free annual online professional developments courses and webinars on Moodle for Teachers. Course topics include learner autonomy (online and face-to-face) with technology & self-care with mindfulness & the Alexander technique. She applies process based team peer learning, supportive learner autonomy teaching & technologies such as Moodle, Google Classroom, Padet, Wakelet, SMORE Fieldtrip, Quizlet, Kahoot, Voki, Flipgrid, ZOOM, Jitsi, Screencast-o-matic, Vimeo, Nearpod, Quizizz, MeritHub & Google drive. She founded the annual Moodle & Virtual World MOOCs & online conferences (CO09-CO21) (MMVC11-21). She’s on the TESOL CALL-IS committee & EVO coordinating team. 

Sudarshana Shirude



Sudarshana Shirude :  She has been working as a primary teacher in a government school of Maharashtra in India since 2004. She has passed her masters degree in English. She teaches English, Science and Mathematics to her students. She is working as a tag coordinator of TEJAS project run by the British council in Maharashtra {India} to facilitate the teachers for their CPD. She had worked as the MOOC coordinator for Spoken English online course for government teachers. Recently she has presented her exploratory action research and also guided her colleague for her research as a mentor through the EMAR project. 


Ms. Suchita Mahorkar



Ms. Suchita R. Mahorkar, basically a high-school teacher, working as teacher educator in projects lead by British Council and by state institute of English, Maharashtra, on various levels from developer, trainer, monitor and evaluator. She has presented at AINET international conference, successfully run EAR project in guidance with Dr. Richard Smith, co-moderated EVO session with Dr. Nellie madam.


Primary Contact:

Nellie Deutsch





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  • I understand that session first-time moderators are required and returning moderators are encouraged to participate in the 5-week Moderators' Development Session from October 17 until November 14, 2021.

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Nellie Deutsch 

Sudarshana Shirude

Suchita Mahorkar





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