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Beginning The Seven Habits. Cerritos, A Leadership Academy. What Are the 7 Habits?. Based on the work of Stephen and Sean Covey. We only get one chance to prepare our students for a future that none of us can possibly predict. What are we going to do with that one chance? ~Stephen Covey. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


The Seven Habits for Happy Kids

Beginning The Seven HabitsCerritos, A Leadership Academy

Based on the work of Stephen and Sean Covey

What Are the 7 Habits?We only get one chance to prepare our students for a future that none of us can possibly predict. What are we going to do with that one chance? ~Stephen Covey

We believe that every child possesses leadership skills.

We believe that every child will serve as a leader in some way, either in their careers or with family and friends.

We believe that character education is essential.

We believe that students must be taught how to collaborate with others.

We believe that leadership training will have a positive impact on student achievement.

Why a Leadership Focus?

I have a Can Do attitude. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I dont blame others. I do the right thing without being asked, even if nobody is looking. The Habits: Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the End in MindI plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom. I look for ways to be a good citizen. I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am organized. Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win-WinI want everyone to be a success. I dont have to put others down to get what I want. It makes me happy to see other people happy. I like to do nice things for others. When a conflict arrives, I help brainstorm a solution. We all can win!

I listen to other peoples ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Habit 6: SynergizeI value other peoples strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other peoples ideas to solve problems. I know that two heads are better than one. I am a better person when I let other people into my life and work. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places. Teachers spent 30 hours in training.

Teachers are beginning to implement the habits into instruction, discussion and hallway displays.

Student leadership opportunities are being createdWe have already begun our journey

Students and Staff are Involved

Wall Displays

Classroom Displays

Specialists &Support Programs

2010-2011: Further integration into curriculum

August 2010: Implementation Day with Covey Consultant

Collaboration Sessions

Leadership Day/7 Habits Celebration

Hallway Displays: Murals and Quotes

Parent Night, Family Night

Continuing onRead & discuss The 7 Habits for Happy Kids

Use the language. i.e. How could you be proactive in this situation?

Consider which habit your child is strong in. Which are weaknesses? Discuss & set goals.

Talk about your strengths and weaknesses. Verbalize when a habit is used.

Make a family mission statement. (Begin with the end in mind.)

Model. i.e. Write out agendas and to-do lists. (Put first things first.)Bringing It HomeThe Seven Habits for Highly Effective People by Stephen CoveyThe Seven Habits for Happy Kids by Sean CoveyThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean CoveyThe Leader in Me by Stephen CoveyThe Leader in Me websiteTrainings led by Tom HewlettInspiration from A.B. Combs Elementary

This presentation was created by Rebecca Radicchi

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