What it do jits. Back for another blog. For the past 3 or so months we’ve been studying Steven Coveys 7 habits highly effective people. By the way I’m just kidding by the title of it being the 7 habits of lit! I’m so silly 😝 Nah, but for real though over the past months I’ve actually learned a lot more then i thought I would about applying these habits to my everyday life and how to be a better person in general. Each couple of weeks after reading a chapter or so of the book we would get together as a class and do a workbook and a assessment for each section of the 7 habits. (There where 3 parts, private victory, public victory and renewal.) If your actually interested in these assessments here’s a short book with my work.
now I’m sure after this talk of the 7 habits I’m sure your all wondering “Sir Landon the great, what are the 7 habits?” Well my friend your in luck. The 7 habits consist of 3 sections (mentioned above) on how to become a better person by being proactive or renewing skills. Here is a list of the 7 habits and a brief description on what they mean.
Habit 1: Be proactive. Focus and act on what you can control and influence instead of what you can’t. Habit 2: begin with the end in mind. Define clear measures of success and a plan to achieve them. Habit 3: put first things first. Prioritize and achieve your most important goals instead of constantly reacting to urgencies. Habit 4: put first things first. Collaborate more effectively by building high-trust relationships. Habit 5: seek first to understand then to be understood: Influence others by developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives. Habit 6: synergize. Influence others by developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives. And Habit 7: sharpen the saw. Increase motivation, energy, and work/life balance by making time for renewing activities.
After reading the book (that was very long) I’ve realized that my routines where all mixed up. These habits have truly put me on a better path to become a more effective and better person. We started reading this book way back at loon lake and started inching towards our end goal as well. What I I liked about this project was that it focused on you and helping you be better. At first I thought it was a stupid concept but as time went on I found it was actually pretty useful and started to implement it into my everyday life.
“But Landon the great, what’s the end goal for this project?” Well let me tell you. For the end goal we now have to show our understanding of learning by making 3 different presentations of our understanding of these 3 categories that all 7 habits fall into: Communication: How do I use the 7 Habits to communicate and collaborate, and develop habits to support my growth as a learner?, Thinking: How do I use the 7 Habits to think creatively, critically, and reflectively to support my growth as a learner?, and Personal and Social:
The driving question for this project was “How do I use the 7 Habits to develop personal and social awareness and responsibility and positive personal and cultural identity to support my growth as a learner?” To show our learning for each of these sections we had to use 3 different types of idea, visual, audio, and kinaesthetic.
For my visual I decided to do a short animation (more like a still image with a story) on Shaquile O’Neal teaching a kid 2 different habits.
My 2nd one, audio, I decided to make a short song about me trying to do better as a learner, use the habits and do better.
and my 3rd one I was going to make a model out of household items but I ended up not being able to do that sooooo yeah.
anyway to conclude this project I honestly felt that this project actually helped me to become better overall. I went into it closed minded and came out opened minded. I picked up a lot of new things and am looking forward to the next maker project.