The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students

West End Elementary will be implementing a very successful Leadership Program called the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. All West End students and staff will learn the seven habits which are:

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the Saw.

The habits emphasize personal responsibility and personal leadership, respect for others, and the most effective classroom practices. The habits are included in everything we do as a school. Students and staff use thinking tools to analyze progress and improve instruction. Each habit is explicitly taught to students from K to 6th Grade.  Effective practices include using children’s literature and the “teachable” moments in the classroom to discuss and apply the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students.

Please discuss these habits with your children.