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  1. Beginning The Seven Habits Cerritos, A Leadership Academy

  2. What Are the 7 Habits? • Based on the work of Stephen and Sean Covey We only get one chance to prepare our students for a future that none of us can possibly predict. What are we going to do with that one chance? ~Stephen Covey

  3. Why a Leadership Focus? • We believe that every child possesses leadership skills. • We believe that every child will serve as a leader in some way, either in their careers or with family and friends. • We believe that character education is essential. • We believe that students must be taught how to collaborate with others. • We believe that leadership training will have a positive impact on student achievement.

  4. The Habits: Habit 1: Be Proactive I have a “Can Do” attitude. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I don’t blame others. I do the right thing without being asked, even if nobody is looking.

  5. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

  6. Habit 3: Put First Things First I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am organized.

  7. Habit 4: Think Win-Win I want everyone to be a success. I don’t have to put others down to get what I want. It makes me happy to see other people happy. I like to do nice things for others. When a conflict arrives, I help brainstorm a solution. We all can win!

  8. Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas.

  9. Habit 6: Synergize I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems. I know that “two heads are better than one”. I am a better person when I let other people into my life and work.

  10. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places.

  11. We have already begun our journey… • Teachers spent 30 hours in training. • Teachers are beginning to implement the habits into instruction, discussion and hallway displays. • Student leadership opportunities are being created

  12. Students and Staff are Involved

  13. Wall Displays

  14. Classroom Displays

  15. Specialists &Support Programs

  16. Continuing on… • 2010-2011: Further integration into curriculum • August 2010: Implementation Day with Covey Consultant • Collaboration Sessions • Leadership Day/7 Habits Celebration • Hallway Displays: Murals and Quotes • Parent Night, Family Night

  17. Bringing It Home • Read & discuss The 7 Habits for Happy Kids • Use the language. i.e. “How could you be proactive in this situation?” • Consider which habit your child is strong in. Which are weaknesses? Discuss & set goals. • Talk about your strengths and weaknesses. Verbalize when a habit is used. • Make a family mission statement. (Begin with the end in mind.) • Model. i.e. Write out agendas and to-do lists. (Put first things first.)

  18. This presentation was created by Rebecca Radicchi • The Seven Habits for Highly Effective Peopleby Stephen Covey • The Seven Habits for Happy Kidsby Sean Covey • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teensby Sean Covey • The Leader in Meby Stephen Covey • The Leader in Me website • Trainings led by Tom Hewlett • Inspiration from A.B. Combs Elementary