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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens


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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

  1. 1. EFFECTIVE TEENS Ms Fowler, 2010 US PDP Jancon 2011Fiona Fowler 2011
  2. 2. EF⋅FEC⋅TIVE Adjective1. adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace.2. actually in operation or in force; functioning: The law becomes effective at midnight.
  3. 3. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS Sean Coveyson of Dr Stephen R. Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  4. 4. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS• Be proactive• Begin with the end in mind• Put first things first• Think win-win• Seek first to understand; then to be understood• Synergize• Sharpen the saw.
  5. 5. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS Be ProactiveBeing proactive is the key to unlocking the other habits.Help teens to take control and responsibility for theirown life.Proactive people understand that they are responsiblefor their own happiness or unhappiness. They dontblame others for their own actions or feelings.
  6. 6. LISTEN TO YOUR LANGUAGE Reactive Language Proactive Language• I’ll try • I’ll do it• That’s just the way I am • I can do better than that• There’s nothing I can do • Let’s look at all our• I have to options• I can’t • I choose to• You ruined my day • There’s gotta be a way
  7. 7. BE PROACTIVEReactive Language Proactive LanguageTakes power away from Proactive language puts you and gives it to the control back in yoursomething or someone hands. else.
  8. 8. IT PAYS TO BE PROACTIVEProactive people;• Are not easily offended• Take responsibility for their choices• Think before they act• Bounce back when something bad happens• Always find a way to make it happen• Focus on things they can do something about, and don’t worry about the things they can’t.
  9. 9. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS Begin With the End in MindIf teens arent clear about where they want to end up inlife, about their values, goals, and what they stand for,they will wander, waste time, and be tossed to and fro bythe opinions of others.Each teen needs to create a personal mission statementwhich will act as a road map and direct and guide hisdecision-making process.
  10. 10. BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND“Would you tell me please which way Iought to walk form here?”“That depends a good deal on whereyou want to get to,” said the Cat.“I don’t much care where –” said Alice.“Then it doesn’t matter which way towalk,” said the Cat. From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  11. 11. BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND “If you don’t set goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else.” Brian Tracy
  12. 12. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS Put First Things FirstThis habit helps teens prioritize and manage their timeso that they focus on and complete the most importantthings in their lives.Putting first things first also means learning to overcomefears and being strong during difficult times.Its living life according to what matters most.
  13. 13. PUT FIRST THINGS FIRSTWe first make our habits,then our habits make us. English Poet What effective habits can you be proud of right now?
  14. 14. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS Think Win-WinTeens can learn to foster the belief that it is possible tocreate an atmosphere of win-win in every relationship.This habit encourages the idea that in any givendiscussion or situation both parties can arrive at amutually beneficial solution.Teens will learn to celebrate the accomplishments ofothers instead of being threatened by them.
  15. 15. THINK WIN-WIN What do we live for, If not to make life less difficult for each other. George EliotWhere do you use Win-Win thinking in your life now?
  16. 16. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS Seek First to Understand, Then to be UnderstoodBecause most people dont listen very well, one of thegreat frustrations in life is that many dont feelunderstood.This habit will ensure teens learn the most importantcommunication skill there is: active listening.
  17. 17. POOR LISTENING STYLES Which of these poor listening styles do you have the biggest problem with? Spacing out Pretend listening Selective listening Word Listening (don’t hear the tone)Self-centred listening (biased by our own perspective or feelings) Now try to go for one whole day without doing it.
  18. 18. GENUINE LISTENING See how long you can keep eye contact with someonewhile they are talking to you.
  19. 19. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS SynergizeSynergy is achieved when two or more people worktogether to create something better than either couldalone.Through this habit, teens learn it doesnt have to be"your way" or "my way" but rather a better way, a higherway.Synergy allows teens to value differences and betterappreciate others.
  20. 20. SYNERGIZE This week, look around and notice how much synergy is going on all around you,such as two hands working together, teamwork, symbiotic relationships in nature, and creative problem solving.
  21. 21. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS Sharpen the SawTeens should never get too busy living to take time torenew themselves.When a teen "sharpens the saw" they are keeping theirpersonal self sharp so that they can better deal with life.It means regularly renewing and strengthening the fourkey dimensions of life – body, brain, heart, and soul.
  22. 22. SHARPEN THE SAW Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the windowthrough which you see the world. George Bernard Shaw
  23. 23. SEAN COVEY While its all well and good to tell kids how to live their lives,"teens watch what you do more than they listen to what you say," Covey says. Who are the role models setting examples for you? What are they doing effectively that you respect?
  24. 24. SEAN COVEY website provides other resources for teachers,parents and students, including the followingworksheets.
  25. 25. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS• Be proactive• Begin with the end in mind• Put first things first• Think win-win• Seek first to understand; then to be understood• Synergize• Sharpen the saw.