These past few months we’ve been reviewing Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, both from an educational perspective, and within the context of personal experiences. When interviewing our faculty or our students, we’ve actually asked them about one specific habit and how it plays into their daily lives.
We decided to shake things up a bit and let the students decide which habit was their favorite. And why.
We took some time to ask a few of our students in the fourth grade that very question, and this is what they had to say:
Jose Agustin – Favorite habit: Begin with the end in mind. “I like having on my mind what I have to do so I never forget it.”
Emmanuel – Favorite habit: Think win-win. “Because I like knowing there’s a way for everyone to benefit.”
Robyn – Favorite habit: Think win-win. “Because everyone wins, and that way everyone can feel good about themselves.”
Emily – Favorite habit: Put first things first. “If I know to put things in order, then I know what’s more important and how to do them.”
Kathya – Favorite habit: Think win-win. “I like the idea that no one has to lose.”
Amanda – Favorite habit: Synergize. “I enjoy doing things together with my friends.”
In Coronado International School, we live by Covey’s system because it’s something we believe in. These answers may seem simple at first, but they come from young minds who offered them without incentive or convincing. These are their thoughts, their ideas, and it shows just how much they are internalizing these concepts, which will grow like seeds in their mind and give very fruitful results in the future.