The Seven Habits

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
  • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood
  • Habit 6: Synergize
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw


These books are available for checkout from the school libraries: Library Catalog

The Leader in Me

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The Seven Habits of Happy Kids

The Seven Habits of Happy Kids set: Just the Way I am: Habit 1, When I Grow Up: Habit 2 , A Place for Everything: Habit 3, Sammy and the Pecan Pie: Habit 4,  Lily and the Yucky Cookies: Habit 5, Sophie and the Perfect Poem: Habit 6, Goob and His Grandpa: Habit 7

More Information:

Teachers received training in a school wide initiative called The Leader in Me.

More information can be found at the site: The Leader in Me

The following description comes from The Leader in Me website:

“The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer — it improves performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.

What would be possible if your school was filled with students who were responsible, who showed initiative, who were creative, who knew how to set goals and meet them, who got along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and who could resolve conflicts and solve problems?

This is reality at Leader in Me schools across the country. It started in 1999 when struggling school A.B. Combs Elementary was asked to reinvent itself or be shut down. When principal, Muriel Summers, asked parents and business leaders what they wanted in their schools, she heard the following:

  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-direction
  • Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Responsibility
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork

This feedback represents what most people believe — that our schools should not merely be focused on improving test scores, but should provide opportunities for students to develop their full potential. As Muriel searched for answers she attended a 7 Habits seminar and noticed how comprehensive the habits were in covering the same needs expressed by her community. She and staff developed a leadership theme and a school mission statement:  To Develop Leaders, One Child at a Time. They taught the 7 Habits not as a curriculum, but in a ubiquitous fashion, integrating them into the curriculum, traditions, systems, and culture of AB Combs.”

Resource Links:

The Leader in Me Home Page: http://www.theleaderinme.org/

Leader in Me Educators page: http://www.theleaderinme.org/educators/

Leader in Me Parents page: http://www.theleaderinme.org/parents/

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: https://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits.php

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens: http://www.seancovey.com/teens.html

The Seven Habits of Happy Kids: http://www.theleaderinme.org/the-7-habits-for-kids

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