17 November 2011
Proactive Man coloring page
Anyway, as part of the curriculum we're reading Sean Covey's (Steven Covey's kid) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. I think the book is great, it has a ton of valuable insight, but let's face it: the kids who most need these skills won't glean them from a book or an imploring lecture. So I'm trying to mix it up, to somehow trick them into learning and applying the habits. For habit #1, Be Proactive, I created a sort of superhero that they get to color in. There are also several labels referring to pages in the book, so students have to look up what that part of his super suit does and write it down.
Maybe it tricked them into being more proactive, maybe it didn't, but at least they got a chance to color.