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Teaching Tips: "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey

These websites are about Sean Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.” There are summaries of the habits, as well as advice and lesson plans for incorporating the 7 Habits into the daily lives of teens. Includes a link to eThemes resource, Goal Setting.

Grades

  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8

Links

Watch a video introduction by the author or preview the book.
This lesson is designed to go with Sean Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens". It focuses on self-esteem in work-based learning experiences.
This lesson plan focuses on teaching students how to be more proactive and develop strong self-esteem.
This blog looks at Covey's Habit 1: Be Proactive; includes advice for choosing a response and using proactive language. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This blog looks at Covey's Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind; includes advice for focusing your energy and using visualization. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This blog looks at Covey's Habit 3: Put First Things First; includes advice for using a time-leadership matrix. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This blog looks at Covey's Habit 4: Think Win-Win; includes a summary of Covey's seven paradigms for interpersonal interaction, provides advice for finding alternatives. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This blog looks at Covey's Habit 5: Seek First to Understand and Then to be Understood; includes advice to explore intentions, use empathic listening, and how to use logic versus emotion. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This lesson is designed to go with Sean Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" 6th habit: Synergize.
This blog looks at Covey's Habit 6: Synergize; includes advice on synergizing, celebrating differences, and when to use this habit. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This 2-page PDF offers explicit examples on Ways to Sharpen the Saw; including ideas for physical, mental, spiritual, and social/emotional sharpening.
This lesson provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Sean Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens."
This music video explores the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" from a teenage perspective. (Total running time: 5:37) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This student-made video explores the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" and provides vignettes that explain each habit. (Total running time: 6:50) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This student-made video explores the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" and provides vignettes that explain each habit. (Total running time 6:41) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
These websites are about setting goals. There is information on setting personal, academic, and financial goals. Learn the difference between short and long term goals, and how to set SMART goals for the best chance of success.

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