The Leader In Me
school year, we are embarking on an exciting new journey, as we help
our students discover the leader within them. The Seven Habits of
Highly Effective People will be imbedded in all that we do at Cooper! By
sharing, listening, reflecting, and learning together, students will
reach their fullest potential!
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Be Proactive: I
have a "can do" attitude. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I
don't blame others. I do the right thing without being asked, even when
nobody is looking.
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.
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.
Think Win-Win: I
want everyone to be a 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 a conflict arises, I help brainstorm a
solution. We all can win!
Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood: I
listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from
their viewpoint. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident
in voicing my ideas.
value other people's strengths and learn from them. I get along well
with others, even people who are different from 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.
Sharpen the Saw: I
take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I
spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of
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