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
Habit 6: Synergize
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ALONE we can do so little; together
we can do so much.
Helen Keller
Think of examples of
TEAM work
Give ONE example to echo what Helen
Keller said.
Think of examples of
TEAM work
Learning from geese
What does ‘Synergize’ mean?
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Synergy is achieved when two or
more people work together to create
a better solution than either could
alone.
It’s not your way or my way but a
better way, a higher way.
Synergy is NOT
Synergy is:
Synergy is NOT:
Celebrating
differences
Teamwork
Tolerating differences
Open-mindedness
Finding new and
better ways
Working
independently
Thinking you’re
always right
Compromise
Synergy is EVERYWHERE
Synergy is EVERYWHERE
We see them come
We see them go
Some are fast
And some are slow
Some are high
And some are low
Not one of them is like
another
Don’t ask us why
Go ask your mother
Possible approaches to
Diversity
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Level 1: Shun diversity
Level 2: Tolerate diversity
Level 3: Celebrate diversity
Shun Diversity
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Shunners are afraid of differences
They may convince themselves their
way of life is the ‘best’, ‘right’ or ‘only’
way.
They may not enjoy dialogues of
different ideas; or even confrontation.
Tolerate Diversity
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Tolerators believe that everyone has
the right to be different
They don’t shun diversity but don’t
embrace it either
Their motto is:
“You keep to yourself and I’ll keep to
myself. You do your thing and let me
do mine. You don’t bother me and I
won’t bother you,”
Tolerate Diversity
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The well water does not intrude into
[interfere with] the river water 井水不
犯河水
Celebrate Diversity
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Celebrators value differences
They see differences as an advantage,
not a weakness.
They’ve learned that two people who
think differently can achieve more
than two people who think alike.
Celebrating differences doesn’t mean
you have to agree with those
differences
Celebrate Diversity
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Diversity =
Creative Sparks =
Opportunity
We learn differently
The Seven Learning Styles
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Visual (spatial): Prefer using
pictures, images, and spatial
understanding.
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Aural (auditory-musical): Prefer
using sound and music.
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Verbal (linguistic): Prefer using
words, both in speech and writing.
We learn differently
The Seven Learning Styles
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Physical (kinesthetic): Prefer using
your body, hands and sense of touch.
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Logical (mathematical): Prefer
using logic, reasoning and systems.
We learn differently
The Seven Learning Styles
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Social (interpersonal): Prefer to
learn in groups or with other people.
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Solitary (intrapersonal): Prefer to
work alone and use self-study.
We see differently
We see differently
We have different characteristics
Dominance
Influence
Compliance
Steadiness
Reflection
Celebrate the diversity in your class
with your class teacher.