Presentation on theme: "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers"— Presentation transcript:
1 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Adapted from Stephen R. Covey’s work
2 Habit 1: Be Proactive Act in the classroom, not re-act Every teacher needs a pause buttonTeachers are free to choose: Self-awareness, conscience, imagination, independent willBe a positive influence on your student’s emotional bank accounts
3 Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Teachers need a destination and a compassA Teacher’s Mission StatementAre teacher’s principle centered?The end should always be “what is best for the children under your care.”Planning ahead always makes things better.
4 Habit 3: Put First Things First Establish priorities in the classroom and at homeHome culture 50 yrs. Age vs. Today -Where does that leave teachers??Balance academics with social skills, character education, health and self esteemBe an ADVOCATE for children
5 Habit 4: Think Win-Win!!!!Adopt the attitude: “Let me listen to you first” or “Help me to understand” with students and parents.Positive discipline - How can you and the student win??? No power struggles.Moving children from “me” to “we”Class Meetings where agreements rule.
6 Habit 5: Seek First to Understand..Then to be Understood Recognize your prejudices in the classroom and work to overcome them.All children want to belong - avoid miscommunications.Practice Empathic Listening - the highest form of listening.Give honest feedback to children and parents.
7 Habit 6: SynergizeWork together with teachers, parents, children, administrators.Value and celebrate differences.Involve people in the problem and work out the solution together (great playground strategy)Never give up - small victories lead to larger ones.
8 Habit 7: Sharpen the SawRenew yourself: physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually.Nurture your relationship with children.Begin your day with children with some quiet time to reflect.Always grow - be a better teacher tomorrow than you were today.