The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens unit is from the book of the same name by Sean Covey. This unit gives each student an opportunity to evaluate how he/she makes choices everyday. Each student can develop a mission statement, see how decisions can affect each of them today as well as tomorrow.

    1. Be Proactive

    • Be a leader 
    • Turn setbacks into triumphs

    2. Begin with the End in mind

    • Set a goal
    • Anticipate setbacks and cross roads
    • Have “ Option B, C, D” plans
    • Consider the consequences of your action first

    3.  Put first things first

    • Prioritize
    • Spend most of your time on the Big Rocks
    • Step into your COURAGE ZONE and out of your comfort zone

    4. Think win-win

    • Compromise
    • Cooperation
    • Encourage
    • Watch out for the competing and comparing unless it’s against yourself

    5.  Seek first to understand; then to be understood

    • Understand people
    • Don’t talk; just listen

    6. Synergize

    • Celebrate differences
    • Create a plan and take advantage of your teams diverse talents and skills
    • Come together for a common goal

    7.  Sharpen the saw

    • Renew yourself regularly
    • Take care of your body
    • Care for your mind
    • Care for your heart