What happens after we teach the 7 Habits? We should expect students to practice them in 'real life' and witness firsthand the positive outcomes. Good habits don't always come naturally. It takes time and practice before habits can become a normal and natural part of daily routines. Only in conscious attempts to use these will students see the value in putting forth the effort. Although getting positive results are never a guarantee, it's good to know we have some say and control about how we handle responsibilities in our own lives and with others.
In this lesson you will get:
--PART I (homework) has students try out The Private Victory habits and record
six attempts and results. This double-sided worksheet also requires a written
paragraph explaining their thoughts after completing this assignment.
--PART II (homework) has students try out The Public Victory (plus Sharpen the
Saw) and record seven attempts made and the results. This double-sided
worksheet requires students write a paragraph explaining their thoughts after
completing the assignment.
--The Final Word which is a one-sentence statement written (inside a 'talking
bubble') by each student summing up what they learned, felt, achieved, or
discovered after practicing all 7 habits out in the real world. Place all statements in
the hallway or on a bulletin board.
--Parent letters for both homework assignments.
--Three 'talking bubble' choices for The Final Word.
Explaining the homework will take only a few minutes, but students should have a week to complete PART I and the same amount of time for PART II when Covey's last 4 habits have been learned. Students writing their statements for The Final Word can do this at home or in class.