Healthy Habits

Habit 1 - Be Proactive

Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3 - Put First Things First

Habit 4 - Think Win-Win

Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand,

Then to Be Understood

Habit 6 - Synergize

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

The first 9 weeks of this school year will be dedicated to the book, The 7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. Using the Personal Workbook as a guide, enrichment classes will focus on:

Getting in the Habit

Paradigms and Principals

The Personal Bank Account September 4-September 7

Habit 1 September 10-September 14

Habit 2 September 17-September 21

Habit 3 September 24-28

The Relationship Bank Account

Habit 4

Habit 5 October 9-12

Habit 6 October 15-19

Habit 7

Keep Hope Alive

Students will keep their Personal Workbook, write in it, and utilize it as self-reflection toward bettering their personal life as well as their relationships with others.

The Set-up

Overview & Purpose

Develop and define understanding of the term Habit and how it will relate to the next 9 weeks of enrichment classes.

Teacher Guide

Student Guide



Information

Discuss the goal of the series for this 9 weeks. Prepare books with students writing their name on the label of their wkbk. Show material housing and book-keeping procedures.

Materials Needed

7 Habits Wkbok.

7 Habits Text

Other Resources

(e.g. Web, books, etc.)

Visit the Sean Covey site and show introduction to the book if desired.


Verification

Visual completion of pg. ix in the Welcome Section of the student wkbk.

Self analysis of challenges faced.

Activity

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  • Read aloud Who am I? on the page following the table of contents.
  • Have students read to themselves or aloud pgs. vii to ix. Complete self assessment on page ix. Monitor for completion.
  • Discus challenges aloud or make a challenge board for students to write their challenges to share with the class.

Follow along in the text.

Self reading and self reflection on page ix.

Additional Notes

Be sure students understand that they own one text, the wkbk., and they are only aloud to write in that text. Both texts are to stay in the classroom!

Get in the Habit

Overview & Purpose

List and identify Sean Covey's 7 Habits and their relationship to self.

Teacher Guide

Student Guide



Information

Students should understand and grasp the concept of habit and be able to list habits in their life. Use personal habits as a model for students.

Be able to define Habit, list positive and negatives in personal life.

Materials Needed

7 Habits Wkbk.

7 Habits Text

Index cards or small sheets of paper

Other Resources

(e.g. Web, books, etc.)

Verification

Listing a positive habit on an index card for self protection to be read aloud during class.

Activity

  • Read with students page 5-6 of the text. Begin after italics and end at the top of pg 7.
  • Discuss the tree.
  • Refer students back to page 1 and have students list the 7 Habits.
  • Guide students through completion of pg 2 and 3 of wkbk.
  • Pass out index cards or small pieces of paper.
    • Have students write a good habit on one side and a bad habit on the other.
    • Collect
  • Read aloud and help class identify and discuss good and bad habits and how they could be different for different people.
  • Have students do page 4 of self assessment.

Students should feel safe sharing these things with themselves. Self-reflection is vital for this unit to prevail.

Refer to page 8 for examples of habits.

**Have students fold their arms. Repeat but this time have them put the other arm on top…this is a habit.

Additional Notes

Protect student privacy. Some students may not want to share things publicly. Give students the chance to remain anonymous s by starting discussions with things they write and you share, not identifying the author.

Paradigms and Principals

Overview & Purpose

Define paradigm. Assess paradigm of self and identify a negative paradigm that students desire to change.

Have students write a paradigm of self in the student agenda to share with parents. Send conversation paper home with students in agenda and collect communication the next day to staple in the student workbook, page 11.

Teacher Guide

Student Guide



Information

Laugh up some of the 10 all-time stupid quotes on page 11 and 12 of text and/or pg. 7 and 8 of wkbk.

Follow along in the wkbk. or text with the paradigm. Reflect with the teacher on where we have come since these quotes were stated.

Materials Needed

7 Habits Wkbk.

7 Habits Text

Paradigm of Self sheet

Other Resources

(e.g. Web, books, etc.)

Verification

Assignment included above. Sheet included as well.

Follow directions on the sheet to take home to parents.

Activity

  • Direct students to page 11 in the text.
  • Read aloud the quotes, have students alternate if your setting allows.
  • Discuss the quotes and how they helped or hindered our current lifestyles.
  • Read or summarize So What's a Paradigm? on page 13-16 of text.
  • Assign Self-Paradigm Assessment on page 10 of wkbk.

Honestly answer the questions followed by evaluation of self and a negative paradigm you would like to change.

Additional Notes

Paradigms and Principals

Overview & Purpose

Define paradigms of life and relate to self.

Share life center with parents on the take home sheet.

Teacher Guide

Student Guide



Information

This lesson focuses on the life center for our students, what they value as important. Information will be shared in a take home sheet with parents for “table talk” conversations at home.

Take home papers to parents and start a discussion. Ask them what their life center may be.

Materials Needed

7 Habits Wkbk.

7 Habits Text

Life Center Sheet

Other Resources

(e.g. Web, books, etc.)

Verification

Fulfillment of life center assessment - wkbk pgs 14-15

Focus on self reflection is a key here. Be honest!

Activity

  • Direct students to page 13 in the wkbk. Read aloud Paradigms of Life.
  • Guide students through the activity on pages 14-15 in the wkbk.
  • Have students refer to the corresponding page in the text after they tally their self-reflection answers.
  • Have take home sheets ready for students after they share their paradigm of self.
  • Allow students to get up and move to locations in the room to see who else has the same paradigm of life as them…they may find they are similar or different than their friends.

Be prepared to share with the teacher your paradigm of self to get a take home sheet for sharing with parents.

Additional Notes

Paradigms and Principals

Overview & Purpose

Introduce Baby Steps to the students. Review the 7 Habits and their focus for the rest of the 9 weeks.

Teacher Guide

Student Guide



Information

This concludes the first week of lessons. Use Baby Steps as a tool for reflection of each section of the unit. Challenge all classes to utilize one of the baby steps in this section throughout next week.


Materials Needed

  • 7 Habits Wkbk.

  • 7 Habits Text

  • Centered sheet to share with parents for home discussion.

Other Resources

(e.g. Web, books, etc.)

Verification

Students should be able to define habit and paradigm. They should also be able to tell their life center and reflect on their good and bad habits.

Be honest!

Activity

  • Read aloud and discuss each baby step. Take student volunteers to model each step.

Write in student agenda one or two Baby Steps to be attempted next week. Share with your other teachers.

Additional Notes

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