The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers

Delivered by: Razwan Faraz Adopted from: Book by Stephen R Covey


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?

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William Glasser

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!


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

The 7 Habits

7 Sharpen saw Interdependence

Understand 5 PUBLIC VICTORY Synergize 6 Think win-win 4


1 st 3 things 1 st PRIVATE 1 Be Proactive VICTORY 2 End in mind



• 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?

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.

Every great breakthrough is a break WITH.

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.

“All people see the world, not as it is, but as they are” - Covey

What is the profession of these people?

Circle of Concern Circle of Influence

What do we not see?

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

Knowledge (what to, why to) Skills (how to) Habits Desire (want to)

Habits Internalized principles & patterns of behavior


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.

Habit 1

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

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


Response Ability


Stimulus and Response


Freedom to Choose

Response Self-Awareness……..Heart



Independent Will…….Body




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


• 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?

habit 2 begin with the end in mind

Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind

“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.

"I don’t much care

where," said Alice.

"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.

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."

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.

habit 3 put first things first

Habit 3 ... a demonstration.

What is the lesson?

The Time Management Matrix


Exam tomorrow

Friend gets injured

Late for work/class

Project due today Not Urgent Planning, goal setting

Paper due in a week



Unimportant phone calls


Other people’s small problems

Peer pressure

Too much TV

Endless phone calls

Excessive computer games

Retail therapy

Other time wasters

The Time Management Matrix

Urgent I The Procrastinator Stress Burnout Crisis management Always putting out fires Not Urgent II The Visionary Vision, perspective Balance Discipline Control Few crises 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

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?

Private Victory

H1. Be proactive – you are the programmer H3. First things first

You run the program

H2. End in mind

write the program

habit 4, 5 and 6 – Public Victory

H4. Win/Win

Public Victory – The art of influencing

H5. Seek 1st to Understand and then to be understood H6. Synergy

Role Play H4, 5 & 6 • Groups of 3: Parent, teacher and observer.

• Parent teacher confrontation. Refer to notes.

habit 7 – Sharpen the saw


Reading, Visualizing Planning, Writing

IQ To Learn


Exercise, Nutrition Stress Management

PQ To Live


Service, Empathy Synergy, Intrinsic Security


Value Clarification & Commitment, Study & Meditation

SQ To Leave a Legacy

Habit 7

EQ To Love

Mental Action planning Time management Strategy games-chess/bridge Reading (non fiction) Reviewing Gathering information Clearing clutter Ordering/tidying up Organising wardrobe/desk

Activities to develop intelligence

Physical Competitive sport Working out-Gym Martial arts- Karate Physical tasks/ targets Extreme sports Archery/shooting Hunting/fishing Mountaineering Studying body language

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

Activities to develop intelligence

Social/Emotional Artistic: Painting Poetry Pottery Amateur dramatics Playing/ self expression Spontaneity Doing the unfamiliar Brainstorming


7 habits - overview

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