Be Proactive Objective: Students will recognize they hold the power to make a difference in their lives.

Good self-esteem will help students have success during their work based learning experience. Supplies: tape
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7 Habits handout 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey Living the 7 Habits by Stephen R. Covey on audio cassette I Knew You Could by Craig Dorfman (picture book ISBN

1. Read the first four pages of “I Knew You Could”, by Craig Dorfman Discuss: We are all on journey. Our journey is life. Each of us can make a huge difference in our own lives, if we will be proactive and take charge of our actions. “Life is a book and you are the author. You determine its plot and pace and you—only you—turn its pages.” --Beth Mende Conny If you are a proactive person you are “response-able”. This means you don’t blame others for what happens to you. You choose your behavior. If your boss schedules you to work the weekend shift after you requested it off for the Senior Ball, you choose your behavior that you will respond with. Are you going to be nasty, and mean? Or will you approach your boss with a winning attitude to work out the situation? 2. Activity. Give each student the 7 Habits handout. Have them turn it over and fold it in half. Read a list of words. Students will need to write down the word that is read, and respond by writing an opposite meaning word on the other half of the paper. Love Hate Peace Anger Success Bankruptcy Read Security Insecurity this Humble Arrogant side Kindness Mean Honest Dishonest Valuable Cheap Patient Impatient Discuss: o What are the differences between the two sides of the paper?

Activity. 7. and then talks about the opposites of those 7 habits. and how you behave. Schneibley tells them to set aside the beliefs of their parents and other teachers and to believe first and foremost in themselves.What are we living for when practicing the opposite? (see key) o Habit 3.) o What will give us true liberation? (We can gain true liberation when we realize our control lies within us. Their teacher Mr. this is about 10 minutes. Have them pay close attention to how the negative effects can affect our lives. People who possess this mentality have a really hard time celebrating and embracing other’s successes. Discuss: o Habit 1. Have students get into groups of 2-3. Covey talk about the opposite of the first of the three 7 habits. Show book to students and briefly tell them about it. Covey on audiocassette tape. Each group needs to read through their scenarios and role-play how they would proactively respond in the situation. 4. He lists the 7 habits.What is scarcity mentality? (When a person believes there is only a set amount of something. what you say. Have each group share what they would do as you go through these on the power point. Introduce the 7 Habits book. Quote.) 5. Covey has been introduced. “You have control over three things: what you think. you . Living the 7 Habits by Stephen R. I listen up to the end of the third habit. Have students turn their handout over and go over the 7 habits. To make a change in your life. 6. We have the power to choose.) Students will listen to Stephen R. They believe him and put on an amazing show.o How do these qualities play out in our lives? o Which side of the paper are you going to choose to live? 3. I pause the cassette often and have students write notes that are included in the key. (I have students listen to the first 10 minutes of this cassette after Dr. School of Rock Movie Clip In this movie the students are unsure of their abilities to make good rock music.What does Proactive mean? What are the opposites? (see key) o Habit 2. Scenarios.

must recognize these gifts are the most powerful tools you possess in shaping for form of your life.” --Sonya Friedman Students should complete the Writing assignment on their handout. Book. “I Knew You Could” by Craig Dorfman . Finish reading. 8.