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7 Habits

Hayden Peak Elementary is a 7 Habits School.  We learn and live by the 7 Habits of Happy Kids, which are:

#1 “Be Proactive”
I’m in charge of me.
I take initiative.
I am a responsible person.
I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.
I do not blame others for my wrong actions.

#2 “Begin with the End in Mind”
Have a plan.
I plan ahead and set goals.
I look for way to be a good citizen.
I do things that have meaning and make a difference.
I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision.

#3 “Put First Things First”
Work first, then play.
I spend my time on things that are most important.
This means I say no to things I know I should not do.
I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.
I am disciplined and organized.

#4 “Think Win-Win”
I win, you win, we win.
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.
I make deposits into other’s Emotional Bank Accounts.
When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

#5 Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Listen before you talk.
I am confident in voicing my ideas.
I look people in the eyes when talking.
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.
I try to see things from other’s viewpoints.
I listen to others without interrupting.

#6 “Synergize”
Together is better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them.
I get along well with others, even people who are different than me.
I work well in groups.
I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any of us can alone.
I am humble.

#7 “Sharpen the Saw”
Balance feels best.
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.
I find meaningful ways to help others.
I spend time with family and friends.
I learn in lots of ways and places, not just at school.

#8 “Find Your Voice”
Inspire others to do likewise.
What are you good at? This is your mind.
What do you love doing? This is your heart.
What need can you serve? This is your body.
What is life asking of you…what is your conscience directing you to do? This is your spirit.

Printable copy of the 7 Habits: Leader In Me 7 Habits