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1 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Delivered by: Razwan Faraz Adopted from: Book by Stephen R Covey

2 Discussion 1.If you could be anything, what would you be? –What is stopping you? 2.If you could do anything, what would you do? –What is stopping you? 3.If you could have any strength/quality in your character, which ones would you have? –What is stopping you?

3 0 20 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 10% Read 20% Hear 30% See 50% See & Hear 70% Discuss 80% Experi- ence 95% Teach We Learn... William Glasser

4 When all you own is a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail Abraham Maslow I say: When you see everything as a nail, you beat yourself for not owning a hammer!

5 Discussion What is neotony? The state resulting when juvenile characteristics are retained by the adults of a species (

6 The 7 Habits 7 Sharpen saw Independence Interdependence PUBLIC VICTORY Think win-win 4 Understand 5 Synergize 6 Dependence 1 Be Proactive PRIVATE VICTORY 2 End in mind 3 1 st things 1 st

7 Discussion What significance does our paradigm have on our behaviour? How does the prior knowledge we have of a child effect the way we behave with that child and the way they behave with us?

8 Thoughts become actions A man found an eagles egg and put it in the nest of a barnyard hen. The eagle hatched with the brute of chicks and grew up with them. All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects, he clucked and cackled and thrashed his wings and would fly a few feet into the air. Years passed by and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents. The old eagle looked up in awe ‘who is that?’ he asked. ‘That’s the eagle, the king of the birds’ said his neighbour, ‘he belongs to the sky we belong to the earth, because we are chickens’. So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.


10 If you want to make minor improvements, work on behavior and attitudes. If you want to make quantum improvements, work on paradigms. A paradigm is like a mental model, an assumption, or a map. Every great breakthrough is a break WITH. “All people see the world, not as it is, but as they are” - Covey

11 What is the profession of these people?

12 Circle of Concern Circle of Influence

13 What do we not see?

14 Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit Aristotle

15 Knowledge (what to, why to) Habits Internalized principles & patterns of behavior Desire (want to) Skills (how to) Habits

16 Anonymous Be careful of your thoughts For your thoughts become your words Be careful of your words For your words become your actions Be careful of your actions For your actions become your habits Be careful of your habits For your habits become your character Be careful of your character For your character becomes your destiny.

17 Habit 1

18 Habit 1 Be proactive Raise your hand if you have said 3 or more of the following: I cant I have to go I don’t know how He makes me so mad! There is nothing I can do She thinks I am not good at…. I cant control that class! I hate Mondays

19 Food for thought… Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl Responsibility ResponseAbility

20 Freedom to Choose Self-Awareness……..Heart Imagination………….Mind Conscience…………..Spirit Independent Will…….Body Proactive Stimulus Response Reactive StimulusResponse Stimulus and Response

21 Internal frame of reference / self- referential person: Uses themselves as the context or reference frame. Considers their model of the world as the standard by which others are judged. Compares progress made to their own standards and works to improve against their own past results as opposed to that of others

22 Discussion List 3 areas where you react negatively on a regular basis to a stimulus outside of you What proactive actions will you now take to ensure you are in control of the response to these actions What mental attitude must you adopt in order to fulfil these actions?

23 habit 2 begin with the end in mind

24 “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don’t much care where," said Alice. "I don’t much care where," said Alice. "Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat. "Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat. Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind

25 Mission Statement Example "My mission is to champion others to grow personally, professionally, emotionally and spiritually by using my compassion, my unique perspective, and my belief in others' inherent goodness, integrity, and enormous potential."

26 Discussion – End in Mind What vision do you have for yourself? What vision do you have for the children you teach? List 5 actions you have taken that have brought you closer to these visions.

27 habit 3 put first things first

28 Habit 3... a demonstration. What is the lesson?

29 The Time Management Matrix Not Urgent Urgent Not Important Important Exam tomorrow Friend gets injured Late for work/class Project due today Planning, goal setting Paper due in a week Exercise Relationships/relaxation Unimportant phone calls Interruptions Other people’s small problems Peer pressure Too much TV Endless phone calls Excessive computer games Retail therapy Other time wasters

30 The Time Management MatrixUrgent Important I The Procrastinator Stress Burnout Crisis management Always putting out fires III The Yes-man Short-term focus Crisis management Reputation-chameleon type character See goals and plans as worthless Feel victimized, out of control Shallow or broken relationships IV The Slacker Total irresponsibility Fired from jobs Dependent on others or institutions for basics II The Visionary Vision, perspective Balance Discipline Control Few crises Not Important Not Urgent

31 Short term & Long term goals What is the most productive thing that you can be doing with your time right now? What can you do in the next 10 minutes? What can you do today? What can you do this week? What can you do this month? What can you do this term? What can you do this year? What can you do in the next 10 years?

32 H3. First things first You run the program H2. End in mind write the program H1. Be proactive – you are the programmer Private Victory

33 habit 4, 5 and 6 – Public Victory

34 Public Victory – The art of influencing H5. Seek 1st to Understand and then to be understood H5. Seek 1st to Understand and then to be understood H4. Win/Win H6. Synergy

35 Role Play H4, 5 & 6 Groups of 3: Parent, teacher and observer. Parent teacher confrontation. Refer to notes.

36 habit 7 – Sharpen the saw

37 Physical Exercise, Nutrition Stress Management Social/Emotional Service, Empathy Synergy, Intrinsic Security Mental Reading, Visualizing Planning, Writing Spiritual Value Clarification & Commitment, Study & Meditation IQ EQ PQ SQ To Learn To Love To Live To Leave a Legacy Habit 7

38 Activities to develop intelligence Mental Action planning Time management Strategy games-chess/bridge Reading (non fiction) Reviewing Gathering information Clearing clutter Ordering/tidying up Organising wardrobe/desk Physical Competitive sport Working out-Gym Martial arts- Karate Physical tasks/ targets Extreme sports Archery/shooting Hunting/fishing Mountaineering Studying body language

39 Activities to develop intelligence Spiritual Dhikr / Reading Quran Relaxation / Meditation Walk in nature Being in or near water Slow hot both Proper diet Gardening Massage- Aromatherapy Tai Chi/ Meditation Quiet time with family Social/Emotional Artistic: Painting Poetry Pottery Amateur dramatics Playing/ self expression Spontaneity Doing the unfamiliar Brainstorming

40 Interdependent Independence Dependence The pathway of the 7habits 7 habits - overview Habits 1, 2 and 3 Habits 4, 5 and 6 Habit 7

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