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THE SEVEN HABITS OF
STUDENT SUCCESS
AN ADAPTION OF COVEY’S (1998) “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and
Basmagian’s...
Guidelines for “Courageous
Conversation”
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Speak your (personal, local, immediate) truth—
keep it real
Keep a...
Icebreaker: “Find Someone Who…”
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Has an antique or classic
car___
Has at least 2 kids___
Has trav...
Group Activity: Dyads
Student to Student/Parent to Parent talk
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With a fellow Parent (or student)…
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Be prepar...
WHO AM I???

I AM HABIT
SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY
EFFECTIVE PEOPLE (Covey, 1998)
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BE PROACTIVE
BEGIN WITH AN END IN MIND
PUT FIRST THI...
HABIT 1: BE PROACTIVE
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Getting Control:
Proactive versus
Reactive
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Listen to Your Language:
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Taking Responsibi...
7 Types of Students, the Intervention
Continuum and Being Proactive
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Cynical:
 Neither motivated nor optimisti...
7 Types of Students and the Intervention
Continuum and Being Proactive (cont’d)
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Accomplished:
 Student is motiva...
Reality Check: Adults versus Teens
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(Mature) Adults are wise,
experience, grounded,
proactive, patient, c...
Reality Check: “So What”
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The challenge is…
 Knowing

your child
 Being honest with yourself in the scope
and context ...
Tool Time
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ISIS Parent Module
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you access to your child’s grades
and attendance
 Forms are downloadable thru t...
Tool Time (cont’d)
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Check your child’s planner on a
weekly basis
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her day
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your child to account for his or
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HABIT 2: BEGIN WITH AN END IN
MIND
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The Blank Puzzle
What is the
roadmap of your
life?
Visualize Yourself:
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Group Exercise/Vision: Dyads—parent to
parent; student to student
“The Reflection in the Mirror”
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When you look in the m...
Group Exercise (cont’d)
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What are three obstacles impeding you in your efforts
to become that person:
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HABIT 3: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
(WILL AND WON’T POWER)
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Our Busy Lives
Packing More into
Your Life
Planning
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Tool Time Planning
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15 minutes on Sunday to plan; parents—
5 minute check
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Find some quiet time to plan out yo...
Tool Time: Being Proactive 
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Make sure your child’s notebook is
fully stocked
 Binders,

notebooks, pens, pencils, etc...
Okay, time to look ahead…
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This is where we will stop the
“work” (for now)
Let’s look ahead to our next
workshop
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HABIT 4: THINK “WIN-WIN”
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LOSE-WIN
WIN-LOSE
LOSE-LOSE
WIN-WIN: THE ALL YOU CAN EAT
BUFFET
COMPETING AND COMPARI...
HABIT 5: SEEK FIRST TO
UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE
UNDERSTOOD
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Consider this:
Don’t make assumptions
Listening versus s...
HABIT 6: SYNERGIZE
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What is synergy?
 Celebrating

differences versus
tolerating them
 Teamwork versus working
indepen...
HABIT 7: SHARPEN THE SAW
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TAKING CARE OF YOUR MIND
TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY
TAKING CARE OF YOUR SPIRIT
Questions?
Evaluation
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Which idea or topic did you find the most useful
or helpful?

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Which did you find the least helpful?

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The seven habits of student success

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The seven habits of student success

  1. 1. THE SEVEN HABITS OF STUDENT SUCCESS AN ADAPTION OF COVEY’S (1998) “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and Basmagian’s (2006) “A Simple Way to an A” Bruce L. Mims, Ed.D
  2. 2. Guidelines for “Courageous Conversation”        Speak your (personal, local, immediate) truth— keep it real Keep an open mind If necessary, allow yourself to experience some level of discomfort BUT, remain engaged Do NOT take or direct things personally We ALL have something valuable to contribute to this process If (and when) necessary, accept non-closure
  3. 3. Icebreaker: “Find Someone Who…”             Has an antique or classic car___ Has at least 2 kids___ Has traveled to 2 or more continents___ Has run a marathon___ Speaks 2 or more languages___ Is a homeowner___ Likes to cook___ Enjoys quilting____ Knows how to Scuba Dive____ Has published a book or scholarly journal article____ Enjoys gardening____ Has seen the Great Pyramids___            Has been to the Grand Canyon____ Likes to go to Las Vegas____ Likes to go to the movies____ Enjoys Broadway/Theatre____ Enjoys rock/mountain climbing____ Has children in college____ Enjoys scrap booking____ Plays Basketball____ Likes to read Mystery novels____ Is actively involved in a political campaign___ Has served in the military____
  4. 4. Group Activity: Dyads Student to Student/Parent to Parent talk  With a fellow Parent (or student)…      Be prepared to share out (select a spokesperson)     Introduce yourself Talk about your greatest excitement about the upcoming school year Then discuss your greatest fear about it as well (remember our guidelines) Briefly talk about your hopes and dreams for your child, or your goals and dreams for yourself as a student Introduce your partner Briefly talk about what you shared in common Then talk about some things that were unique about each other CORNELL NOTES AVID STRATEGY
  5. 5. WHO AM I??? I AM HABIT
  6. 6. SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE (Covey, 1998)        BE PROACTIVE BEGIN WITH AN END IN MIND PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST THINK “WIN-WIN” SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD SYNERGIZE SHARPEN THE SAW
  7. 7. HABIT 1: BE PROACTIVE  Getting Control: Proactive versus Reactive    Listen to Your Language:  Taking Responsibility for what happens to you  Three Types of People:    Those who makes things happen Those who watch things happen Those who wonder, “what happened?”      “I’ll try” versus “I’ll do it” “that’s just the way I am” versus “I can be better than that” “there’s nothing I can do” versus “let’s look at some options” “I have to” versus “I choose to” “I can’t” versus “there’s got to be a way” “you ruined my day” versus “ your bad mood is not going to rub off on me” Victimitis
  8. 8. 7 Types of Students, the Intervention Continuum and Being Proactive     Cynical:  Neither motivated nor optimistic—even when successful at learning (intensive intervention from onset, SST) Lazy:  Student is only temporarily motivated and seldom optimistic— even when successful at learning (intensive intervention from onset, SST) Average:  Student is motivated and optimistic until he or she faces their first setback in learning—e.g., a low grade on HW or test (close monitoring, intensive intervention is imminent) Above-Average:  Student is motivated and optimistic until faced with a series of learning setbacks (monitor changes, trust your instincts, don’t wait to seek intensive intervention when you see warning signs)
  9. 9. 7 Types of Students and the Intervention Continuum and Being Proactive (cont’d)    Accomplished:  Student is motivated until faced with a seemingly insurmountable learning obstacle (monitor, and intervene when the situation calls for it) Successful:  Student is motivated and optimistic, and seldom gives up, and continues to learn, despite the obstacles (monitor, and do not ignore that once is an accident and twice is a pattern, be your child’s advocate) Truly Wise:  Student is always motivated and optimistic, regardless of successes or failures; understands that success and failure are part of life’s never-ending learning process (teach your child to advocate for themselves—the ultimate goal: resiliency)
  10. 10. Reality Check: Adults versus Teens       (Mature) Adults are wise, experience, grounded, proactive, patient, consistent, and forgiving (Mature) Adults plan for the future, and understand that things take time to acquire (Mature) Adults practice sound values and habits that are important to their lives (Mature) Adults learn from their mistakes, knowing they are stepping stones to success (Mature) Adults understand that self-discipline is the best way to take care of oneself (Mature) Adults think of their children first, because they know that the future is theirs       (Typical) Teens are smart, and inexperienced, emotional, often inactive and inconsistent-and they need to be forgiven (Typical) Teens live for the moment and think that good things come easier than they really do (Typical) Teens do not yet know which values or habits are universally important to their lives (Typical) Teens are unrealistically dream-oriented and believe they can accomplish things without setting goals (Typical) Teens think that selfdiscipline is a limiting form of punishment that adults impose on them (Typical) Teens think of themselves first and do not realize how self-sacrificing their parents are
  11. 11. Reality Check: “So What”  The challenge is…  Knowing your child  Being honest with yourself in the scope and context of your strengths and weaknesses  Not leaving anything to chance  Regardless of how tired or how powerless you may feel
  12. 12. Tool Time  ISIS Parent Module  Gives you access to your child’s grades and attendance  Forms are downloadable thru the school website—sign and submit to the enrollment office  5-day turn around  Information is power; transform that power into leverage and accountability
  13. 13. Tool Time (cont’d)  Check your child’s planner on a weekly basis  Teaches her day  your child to account for his or Again, information which is convertible into accountability and leverage
  14. 14. HABIT 2: BEGIN WITH AN END IN MIND    The Blank Puzzle What is the roadmap of your life? Visualize Yourself:    One year from now Five years from now Ten years from now  Consider this:    The crossroads of life Adolescent years will affect the rest of your life—for good or bad That’s why the choices you make are of such critical importance
  15. 15. Group Exercise/Vision: Dyads—parent to parent; student to student “The Reflection in the Mirror”  When you look in the mirror, what is the person you would like to see?     __________________ __________________ __________________ List three things you could do in order to become that person…    __________________ __________________ __________________
  16. 16. Group Exercise (cont’d)  What are three obstacles impeding you in your efforts to become that person:     ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ List three action steps you can take to help you overcome the obstacles    ___________________ ___________________ ___________________  Share your results with your partner Select a spokesperson (remember our guidelines) Share out common threads and contrasts  CORNELL NOTES  
  17. 17. HABIT 3: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST (WILL AND WON’T POWER)    Our Busy Lives Packing More into Your Life Planning      Weekly: Big tasks (Maximum 5) Block out the time for your big tasks Then, schedule everything else Big rocks and little ones Adapt   Will and Won’t Power The Comfort Zone versus the Courage Zone:     The 85 to 15 rule FEAR Strength in difficult moments Peer Pressure
  18. 18. Tool Time Planning  15 minutes on Sunday to plan; parents— 5 minute check     Find some quiet time to plan out your 3-5 top priorities (“big rocks”) Then, insert all the other “stuff” PARENTS: commit FIVE minutes to LISTEN to your child as he or she reviews their week with you  Ask questions to attain clarity—engage Take five minutes (WED) to spot check your calendar to gauge your progress  Make adjustments as needed
  19. 19. Tool Time: Being Proactive   Make sure your child’s notebook is fully stocked  Binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc  No notebook? What’s wrong what that picture?  Make sure your child’s backpack is where it belongs  Put things in place to prevent scrambling and SNAFUs
  20. 20. Okay, time to look ahead…   This is where we will stop the “work” (for now) Let’s look ahead to our next workshop  The remaining FOUR Habits
  21. 21. HABIT 4: THINK “WIN-WIN”      LOSE-WIN WIN-LOSE LOSE-LOSE WIN-WIN: THE ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET COMPETING AND COMPARING
  22. 22. HABIT 5: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD     Consider this: Don’t make assumptions Listening versus selective hearing Communicating your needs
  23. 23. HABIT 6: SYNERGIZE  What is synergy?  Celebrating differences versus tolerating them  Teamwork versus working independently  Open mindedness versus myopia  Finding new and better ways of doing things versus compromise   Symbiotic Relationships Diversity
  24. 24. HABIT 7: SHARPEN THE SAW    TAKING CARE OF YOUR MIND TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY TAKING CARE OF YOUR SPIRIT
  25. 25. Questions?
  26. 26. Evaluation  Which idea or topic did you find the most useful or helpful?  Which did you find the least helpful?  Overall, I found the workshop empowering (circle one)      Strongly agree Agree No decision Disagree Strongly disagree

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