One of the best ways to teach the 7 Habits in the classroom is through the use of books. As students see characters in a book who deal with problems, make decisions, and learn character traits, they are able to make connections and see how to grow themselves. While the 7 Habits are infused in our class every day, there are times that I want to directly teach the 7 Habits. Typically, this is at the beginning of the year that I spend a lot of time teaching them directly. However, I continue to tie the 7 Habits into lessons throughout the year. In fact, I can almost guarantee that you will be able to make connections to one or even more of the Habits in any book you read!
Here are some of my favorite books to use for teaching the 7 Habits:
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
What are some books you have used to teach the 7 Habits? I'd love to hear from you!