UMS Book Discussion for Teachers:"The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life And Business" By Charles Duhigg

Tuesday October 9, 2012: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg asserts that people who understand habits and how they work can harness that knowledge to improve their lives, businesses, and communities. In "The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life And Business," Duhigg combines scientific research with compelling anecdotes to give readers that knowledge and ability.

In this book discussion for teachers, participants will explore how changing small habits can impact an entire culture - and how to effect that change. Duhigg's clear presentation of best practices from athletes, executives, and laypeople makes this book a great resource to help us reexamine our classrooms and pedagogy.

UMS "Reading Culture" Book Clubs for educators expand and build upon ideas within the UMS season of events using relevant works of literature. In these facilitated sessions, participants explore and express opinions about stimulating books and learn strategies for leading classroom book discussions. The first 30 registrants receive a free copy of the book.

To register for this teacher workshop, call the University Musical Society at 734-615-0122 or e-mail