Project: Winter 2009 - 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Teacher: Kathy Einerson
School: Greenacres
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana USA
Start Date: 02/05/2009
End Date: 04/27/2009
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Two students have been added to this project, and we will help them catch up with their peers for this very important project! We are interested in mentors that would like to work with students in an educational setting with a project about developing good habits for their personal life choices.

Description:

Students will be reading the Sean Covey book – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. While reading the book students will be answering questions about the chapters and dialoguing with their mentors about the book. The students will be doing some journal writing, chapter reactions, and creating a final project pertaining to the 7 habits.

Benchmarks:

The student will gain an understanding of positive habits that successful teens possess. The student will synthesize reactions from the mentor and form their own hopes and dreams for successful habits in his or her own life.

Duration:

8

Grade Level:

8

Content Area:

Life Strategies, Personal Skills, Career/Educational Planning

Student Outcomes:

The student will maintain a folder of written papers and correspondence. A final project pertaining to the 7 habits will be the culminating activity. Students will choose one of the following projects: powerpoint presentation of the one habit that had the biggest impact on them; dramatization or skit of one habit; essay; or oral presentation on one habit.

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

On-going self-evaluation w/feedback from the mentor. A letter will be written to the mentor at the end of the project with reflections from the project. Evaluation of final project.

Teacher Role:

Assist student w/technology (correspondence), familiarize students with the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens through audio, book and discussion. The teacher will write weekly updates of project objectives to mentors.

Mentor Role:

Read the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and support the project plans submitted by the teacher. Assist students by providing guidance and encouragement to complete the project. Communicate with the student and provide your own personal experiences that relate to the book’s topics. The mentor will contact the teacher immediately if there are any technology or email difficulties. Encourage student completion of the "baby steps" at the end of each chapter.