7 Habits of a highly effective teen:
Habit #1 Be Proactive
Habit #1 Be PROACTIVE
the day’s lesson plan
1. Introduce Proactive and Reactive Language
2. Battle of the Sexes
3. Acrostic Poem
4. Positive Promises
5. Scenarios – Proactive vs. Reactive.
What does this quote mean?
“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a
Three types of People
• People who make
• People who watch
• People who
Four Human Tools
How will these tools help
you be more proactive?
are a different breed…
Are not easily offended
Take responsibility for their choices
Think before they act
Bounce back when something bad happens
Always finds a way to make it happen
Focus on things they can do something about, and
don’t worry about things they can’t
I’ll do it
I can do better than that
Let’s look at all our options
I choose to
There’s gotta be a way
I’m not going to let your bad mood rub off on me.
a common breed?
Are easily offended
Focuses on the negative
Blow off responsibilities
React at the spur of
Get angry and say things they later regret
Get “beat down” when something bad happens
That’s just the way I am
There’s nothing I can do
I have to??
You ruined my day!
1. Separate in groups of boys and girls
- Boys are Proactive words
- Girls are Reactive words
2. Give the dry erase marker to one representative in your group.
3. When I say go, the 1st representative writes down a word for their
team on the board.
4. Once you write down one word, hand off the marker to another
5. Get as many words as you can before the time is up!
PLAY HARD RESTING WHEN YOU SHOULD BE
RESPECT YOUR FAMILY, YOUR
SCHOOL EXPECT YOUR PARENTS TO BAIL
OFFER TO HELP TO SOMEONE
WHO NEEDS IT AVOID CHALLENGES
ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR CUT OTHERS DOWN WHEN YOU
YOUR ACTIONS FEEL THREATENED
CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF
INSIST THAT YOU ARE RIGHT,
TAKE ACTION EVEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT
INVITE A FRIEND TO A VENT ABOUT PROBLEMS THAT
SCHOOL DANCE YOU DON’T INTEND TO SOLVE
VISIT A SICK FRIEND EXCUSES…EXCUSES…EXCUSES
ENVISION A GOAL AND MEET
Make a positive promise to yourself
Something that you can keep within the next 48hrs
Write down your promise in your spiral notebook
Come back to class and discuss how well you
accomplished your goal with a partner.
Was it realistic?
Were you able to keep your promise?
Scenarios: Proactive vs. Reactive
• I need 3 volunteers who aren’t afraid to act.
• You will be given a script for 2 scenarios
•One is for showing reactive people
•Two is for showing proactive people