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7 Habits at FCS


The Leader In Me Program is based on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®  by Stephen Covey. The habits serve as a basis to help guide decision making and choosing what is best for your life. It starts with a private victory and the first 3 habits. Practicing habits 1-3 will put a person on the road to independence, while habits 4-6 help a person to learn interdependence and recognize the importance of teamwork. Habit 7 focuses on self-renewal which will feed all of the other habits. The habits are simple, yet powerful tools to help navigate your way through life. We use the 7 Habits and the study of the 7 Habits at FCS to help equip all students with the collaborative nature of our school model. 
Habit One: Be Proactive
  • I have a "Can Do" attitude.
  • I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I don't blame others. I do the right thing without being asked, even if nobody is looking.
Habit Two: Begin with the End in Mind
  • I plan ahead and set goals.
  • I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit Three: Put First Things First
  • I spend my time on things that are most important.
  • This means I say no to things I should not do.
  • I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am organized.
Habit Four: Think Win-Win
  • I want everyone to be a success. I don't have to put others down to get what I want. It makes me happy to see other people happy. I like to do nice things for others. When a conflict arrives, I help brainstorm a solution. We all can win!
Habit Five: Seek First To Listen, Then to Be Understood
  • I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints.
  • I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas.
Habit Six: Synergize
  • I value other people's strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems. I know that "two heads are better than one". I am a better person when I let other people into my life and work.
Habit Seven: Sharpen the Saw
  • I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places.