The 7 Habits of Kindness

In the OJCS Community of Kindness ‘Each person is responsible for the other’ (North Star Alert)

This year a team of faculty are leading a prototype which introduces the 7 Habits from Stephen Covey’s ‘The Leader in Me’. The 7 Habits are being integrated into our school culture and day-to-day lessons to build and reinforce our OJCS Community of Kindness.

Below is a brief snapshot of each of  habit:

Habit 1: Be Proactive- Students will seek solutions, not roadblocks. Students will are responsible for their choices and positively impact the classroom.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind- Students plan ahead and set high goals for themselves. The work they engage in is meaningful, and each student is an essential part of the class.

Habit 3: Put First Things First- Students will decide what is important and learn how to set priorities. Students will set goals and be organized.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win– Life is not a competition, and positive leaders seek to find a fair solution. The students are not selfish and have respect for everybody’s views.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood- Students will actively listen to other people’s ideas and feelings, show empathy for what the other person may have experienced, listen attentively when the other person is speaking without interruption, and be present in the conversation while focusing on what the other person is saying rather than what they want to say.

Habit 6: Synergize- We are better together! Students value other people’s perspectives, seek out other views, will cooperate with others during group tasks and are an overall good team player.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw- Students will seek balance in their life through ways of exercising, eating well, maintaining a growth mindset, developing a positive support network around them, and spend time with friends and family.

Keep visiting our main Student Life Blog page to learn more about the OJCS Community of Kindness.