Tiny Habits® for Teachers


Ann Dolence

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • You can complete your courses as fast as necessary but generally completion is within 4 to 5 months.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

This graduate professional development course will instruct educators in a new method for behavior change called Tiny Habits®. Tiny Habits® is a research based way to create habits in your life. This method is a breakthrough because teachers, their students, and the classroom can succeed without relying on willpower or motivation. K-12 teachers will be able to directly add the Tiny Habits® method to their Instructional Strategies, Classroom Management, and or Social Life Skills for instructional improvement. The most powerful aspect of the Tiny Habits® method is the "success momentum" that develops from the use of Tiny Habits®. The Tiny Habits® method is developed by Stanford University Behavioral Scientist, Dr. BJ Fogg and all facets of the course will focus on his research - based approach to behavior change.


Tiny Habits for Teachers taught me skills I use every day. The course explores behavior change methods that promote personal and classroom growth. The online class begins with an introduction to B.J. Fogg’s Tiny Habits method. Fogg’s formula teaches a straight-forward manner of setting and achieving goals. Using the formula is simple and becomes self-revelatory.

Behavior change ideas are further developed with a study of Karen Pryor’s short book, Don’t Shoot the Dog. Pryor describes successful instruction through positive reinforcement and shaping. Fogg and Pryor give logical strategies to increase productive behavior. Both methods are a reminder that the best classrooms use procedures and training rather than discipline and punishment.

The Tiny Habits for Teachers instructor, Ann Dolence, was easy to contact and insightful in her response to assignments. The class adapted well to my personal schedule and fell within the 45 hours projected to complete it. I highly recommend this class to teachers, trainers, and professionals that lead groups of people. - Kerry L. 

The Tiny Habits® course taught by Ann Dolence was a relevant class for both my professional and personal life. Considering small things you/your students do each day guides you in choosing goals that are realistic for you or your students to accomplish. The face-to-face sessions allow you to hear the success that others have had using Tiny Habits and also provides the opportunity for discussing the components of Tiny Habits® to ensure you understand. The assignments are directly related to your teaching and you quickly see how the Tiny Habits® process helps you increase success in small increments. I highly recommend this course. - Brooke W., Moorhead Public Schools

“Tiny Habits® is a wonderful course that not only helps individuals improve themselves and others at work, but it is also an amazing tool to develop healthy, life-changing practices in their personal lives as well. By implementing the skills I have learned through the Tiny Habits® program, not only have I started positive changes in my own daily life, but I have also been able to instill constructive changes in the lives of my children and students. I appreciate the simple, yet effective, program that Tiny Habits® offers. Thanks to Ann Dolence for her passion of Tiny Habits® and her ability to transform lives through this amazing program! She has shown me that I have the ability to change any aspect of my life!” - Emily T.


Online Graduate Professional Development & Continuing Education Credit Courses for Teachers

Cancellation Policy:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please e-mail CEA at cea@continuingeducationassociates.com to request to cancel your completed registration.