Learn The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens in Del Mar Pines 6th Grade

Sep 15, 2019 | , | Marci McCord
7 habits of highly effective teens book

Sixth graders are on the brink of their teenage years. Knowing our students need to get from where they are now to where they want to be in the future, we help them acquire the necessary tools to make this transition. We  help our 6th grade students with this challenge by using Sean Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Along with reading the book, students do in-class personal reflections and activities to help them learn an approach to improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, appreciate their parents, and tackle the challenges of current times. 

This program is not unique to Del Mar Pines School but we do it better than most schools by reinforcing it through the year. We give our students the time and space to evaluate how they make choices and how their choices affect them and the people around them. Our students are encouraged to practice and utilize the learned principles throughout the year, so that when they leave our care, they have the tools necessary for a successful and fulfilling future. 

6th grade students of del mar pines learns 7 habits for effective teens

Listed below are the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.

  1. Be Proactive
    • Be a leader 
    • Turn setbacks into triumphs
  2. Begin with the End in mind
    • Set a goal
    • Anticipate setbacks and cross roads
    • Have “ Option B, C, D” plans
    • Consider the consequences of your action first
  3. Put first things first
    • Prioritize
    • Spend most of your time on the Big Rocks
    • Step into your COURAGE ZONE and out of your comfort zone
  4. Think win-win
    • Compromise
    • Cooperation
    • Encourage
    • Watch out for the competing and comparing unless it’s against yourself
  5. Seek first to understand; then to be understood
    • Understand people
    • Don’t talk; just listen
  6. Synergize
    • Celebrate differences
    • Create a plan and take advantage of your teams diverse talents and skills
    • Come together for a common goal
  7. Sharpen the saw
    • Renew yourself regularly
    • Take care of your body
    • Care for your mind
    • Care for your heart

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