• Habit #1 -  Be Proactive

                     When you are proactive, you make a choice about how you

    react to things that happen in your life.  You act like a water bottle.  You

    might get shaken up or mad, but you stay calm and don't explode!


    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.


    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.


    Habit # 4 -  Think Win-Win

                      I want everyone to be s 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 conflict arrives, I help brainstorm

    a solution.  We all can win.


    Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood

                    Sometimes you have to listen with your eyes as much as your

    ears.  People say a lot with their body language facial expressions.  To

    be a good listener, mirror back what someone says.  Repeat back in your

    own words what the person is saying.  Use statements like "You seem to

    be feeling ...." and "So what you are saying is..."


    Habit #6 - Synergize

                     I value other people's strength and learn form them.  I get along

    well with others, even people what are different form 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.


    Habit # 7 - Sharpen the Saw

                     Take care of my body:  exercise, be healthy, sleep, relax.

                     Take care of my brain:  Learn, read , write.

                     Take care of my heart:  Serve, laugh, be a friend.

                     Take care of my soul:  Journal, think, pray.