It has been many years since I have used this book in the classroom, but I feel it is more important than ever to share this with teens. I will try to share some thoughts and ideas on the best ways to utilize this resource but there is a real simple 1st step…
But the book and read it yourself.
- What tools can you provide a child with to succeed?
- Can a book really affect how a teen acts, behaves, and thinks?
- Could this book be used as part of a high school curriculum?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, written by Sean Covey, is a great teaching resource for high school students. This books serves as the text for a senior elective course, however it certainly can and should be introduced to students at an earlier age.
The habits can help students achieve academic, athletic and personal goals.
Over the years, I have developed some lessons to support the book. Simply click on the Habit to view activities. This is a work in progress, so please be patient and check back regularly.
Please check out our resource page for Psychology teachers and other teachers who use this book.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit #1 – Be Proactive
Take responsibility for your life.
Habit #2 – Begin with the End in Mind
Define your mission and goals in life.
Habit #3 – Put First Things First
Prioritize, and do the most important things first
Habit #4 – Think Win-Win
Have an everyone-can-win attitude.
Habit #5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen to people sincerely.
Habit #6 – Synergize
Work together to achieve more.
Habit #7 – Sharpen the Saw
Renew yourself regularly.