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2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Sharpen the Saw Synergize Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Think Win-Win Put First Things First Begin with the End in Mind Be Proactive

3 FOUR key dimensions of life Heart – The Emotional Dimension Body – The Physical Dimension Brain – The Mental Dimension Soul – The Spiritual Dimension

4 Brain The Mental Dimension: Learn new skills Read Write

5 A story of Socrates Socrates ( B.C.), a classical Greek philosopher Socrates ( B.C.), a classical Greek philosopher

6 Socrates and the young man A young man came to Socrates and said,’ I want to know everything you know.’ Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. A young man came to Socrates and said,’ I want to know everything you know.’ Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river.

7 Socrates and the young man When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water.

8 Socrates and the young man The young man struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him their until he started turning blue. The young man struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him their until he started turning blue.

9 Socrates and the young man The young man struggled hard and finally managed to get out and the first thing he did was to grasp and take deep breath. The young man struggled hard and finally managed to get out and the first thing he did was to grasp and take deep breath.

10 Socrates and the young man The Socrates asked “What you wanted the most when you were there inside the water”. The young man replied “AIR”. The Socrates asked “What you wanted the most when you were there inside the water”. The young man replied “AIR”.

11 Socrates and the young man Socrates said “Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking wisdom comes so easily. When you want to learn as badly as you wanted air when you were struggling under the water, you will get it. Socrates said “Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking wisdom comes so easily. When you want to learn as badly as you wanted air when you were struggling under the water, you will get it.

12 Socrates and the young man A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment.

13 Mental dimension Sharpen the Saw in mental dimension means developing brain power through your schooling, extracurricular activities, hobbies, jobs and other mind-enlarging experiences. Sharpen the Saw in mental dimension means developing brain power through your schooling, extracurricular activities, hobbies, jobs and other mind-enlarging experiences.

14 Why train your brain

15 The Key to Unlocking your FUTURE An educated mind! An educated mind!  It is much more than a diploma on a wall An educated mind can focus, synthesize, write, speak, create, analyze, explore, imagine, and so much more. An educated mind can focus, synthesize, write, speak, create, analyze, explore, imagine, and so much more. ! It must be trained. It won’t just happen

16 Pay for your education

17 Twenty ways TEENS can sharpen the mind 1.Read a newspaper every day 2.Subscribe to National Geographic 3.Travel 4.Plant a garden 5.Observe wildlife 6.Attend a lecture 7.Watching the Discovery Channel 8.Visit a library 9.Listen to the news 10.Research your ancestors

18 Twenty ways TEENS can sharpen the mind 11.Write a story, poem, or song 12.Play challenging board games 13.Debate 14.Play chess 15.Visit a museum 16.Comment in class 17.Attend a ballet, opera, or play 18.Learn to play a musical instrument 19.Have stimulating conversations 20.Solve crossword puzzles

19 Find your niche  Don’t let school be your only form of education Let the world be your campus Let the world be your campus

20 The story of a right-brained kid - Chris

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24 Mental Barriers Screentime Screentime The Nerd Syndrome The Nerd Syndrome Pressure Pressure

25 Screentime Screentime is any time spent in front of a screen, TV, computer, video game, or even smartphone. Screentime is any time spent in front of a screen, TV, computer, video game, or even smartphone.

26 The Nerd Syndrome Some teens don’t want to do too well in school because they think they cannot develop friendship when they are too outstanding. Some teens don’t want to do too well in school because they think they cannot develop friendship when they are too outstanding. They are afraid people may label them ‘Nerds’ They are afraid people may label them ‘Nerds’

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28 The Nerd Syndrome Take pride in your mental abilities and the fact that you value education Take pride in your mental abilities and the fact that you value education

29 Pressure  Sometimes we are scared of doing well in school because of the high expectations it creates. The stress that results from success is much more tolerable than the regret that results from not trying your best. The stress that results from success is much more tolerable than the regret that results from not trying your best.

30 Reading is the best exercise By Walter Anderson, a successful editor and author of four books By Walter Anderson, a successful editor and author of four books

31 Reflection Share a good book that you recently read to your teacher.


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