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Use The 7 Habits® to create a positive school culture

Socially and emotionally empowered students improve their futures through positive change and personal choice

  • Ingrains positive interpersonal relationships
  • Teaches students habits to set priorities to reach their Private Victory®—to set priorities to achieve goals, manage their time, and increase their personal potential through planning
  • Influences behavioural change by involving family members to create a positive school culture empowered by shared understanding of the principles

Foundations – Primary School

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Monthly Theme/Calendar Pages

Each month presents a new theme related to The 7 Habits®, building and reinforcing the concepts each month.

At the primary level, the goal of the planner is to introduce students to The 7 Habits®, helping them build awareness and a vocabulary that will lead them to being able to apply the concepts to themselves and their own lives.

Themes:

  • AUGUST: PARADIGMS & PRINCIPLES – Understanding what are fundamental truths and what are our own perceptions.
  • SEPTEMBER: PRIVATE VICTORY® – Self-mastery, which teaches habits of setting priorities, achieving goals, and managing time to increase one's potential.
  • OCTOBER: BE PROACTIVE® – To think before one acts and take responsibility for the choice made.
  • NOVEMBER: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND® – Start with an end goal to be most effective.
  • DECEMBER: GOALS – Setting and achieving goals
  • JANUARY: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST® – Choose to do the most important things first. Work first, then play.
  • FEBRUARY: PUBLIC VICTORY® – Realising dependence and interdependence.
  • MARCH: THINK WIN-WIN – Have an everyone-can-win attitude.
  • APRIL: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD® – Listen sincerely, communicate effectively.
  • MAY: SYNERGIZE® – Two or more people producing more together than they could have done separately; based on valuing differences.
  • JUNE: SHARPEN THE SAW® – A daily process of strengthening or renewing four aspects of oneself: physical, mental, spiritual, and social/emotional.

Specifications

Code: FOUP-B8, FSPP-B8 (Spanish Bilingual)
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 144
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2014
End Date: July 5, 2015
Layout Format: Block

Foundations – Elementary School

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Monthly Theme/Calendar Pages

Each month presents students with a new theme focused on The 7 Habits®, building and reinforcing the concepts each month.

Using The 7 Habits® as a foundation, elementary students are taught to become more aware of how they can impact their own environment–through the choices they make, how they approach a specific situation, and how their attitude precedes their actions.

Themes:

  • AUGUST: PARADIGMS & PRINCIPLES – Understanding what are fundamental truths and what are our own perceptions.
  • SEPTEMBER: PRIVATE VICTORY® – Self-mastery, which teaches habits of setting priorities, achieving goals, and managing time to increase one's potential.
  • OCTOBER: BE PROACTIVE® – To think before one acts and take responsibility for the choice made.
  • NOVEMBER: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND® – The way we think about and see things. Start with an end goal to be most effective.
  • DECEMBER: GOALS – Setting and achieving goals
  • JANUARY: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST® – Choose to do the most important things first. Work first, then play.
  • FEBRUARY: PUBLIC VICTORY® – Realising dependence and interdependence.
  • MARCH: THINK WIN-WIN – Have an everyone-can-win attitude.
  • APRIL: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD® – Listen sincerely, communicate effectively.
  • MAY: SYNERGIZE® – Two or more people producing more together than they could have done separately; based on valuing differences.
  • JUNE: SHARPEN THE SAW® – A daily process of strengthening or renewing four aspects of oneself: physical, mental, spiritual, and social/emotional.

Specifications

Code: FOUE-B8, FSPE-M8 (Spanish Bilingual)
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 144
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2014
End Date: July 5, 2015
Layout Format: Block; Matrix

Foundations – Middle School

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Monthly Theme/Calendar Pages

Each month presents students with a new 7 Habits theme focused on The 7 Habits®, building and reinforcing the concepts each month.

The planner program helps middle school students understand how to build a support system with their friends by starting with being true to and believing in themselves. Confidence is recognized as being key to success.

Themes:

  • AUGUST: PARADIGMS & PRINCIPLES – Understanding what are fundamental truths and what are our own perceptions.
  • SEPTEMBER: PRIVATE VICTORY® – Self-mastery, which teaches habits of setting priorities, achieving goals, and managing time to increase one's potential.
  • OCTOBER: BE PROACTIVE® – To think before one acts and take responsibility for the choice made.
  • NOVEMBER: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND® – The way we think about and see things. Start with an end goal to be most effective.
  • DECEMBER: GOALS – Setting and achieving goals
  • JANUARY: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST® – Choose to do the most important things first. Work first, then play.
  • FEBRUARY: PUBLIC VICTORY® – Realising dependence and interdependence.
  • MARCH: THINK WIN-WIN – Have an everyone-can-win attitude.
  • APRIL: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD® – Listen sincerely, communicate effectively.
  • MAY: SYNERGIZE® – Two or more people producing more together than they could have done separately; based on valuing differences.
  • JUNE: SHARPEN THE SAW® – A daily process of strengthening or renewing four aspects of oneself: physical, mental, spiritual, and social/emotional.

Specifications

Code: FOUM-M8; FOUM-B7; FSPM-M8 (Spanish Bilingual)
Size: 8.5" x 11"; 7" x 9"
Page Count: 144; 144
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2014
End Date: July 5, 2015
Layout Format: Matrix; Block; Matrix

Foundations – High School

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Monthly Theme/Calendar Pages

Each month presents students with a new theme focused on The 7 Habits®, building and reinforcing the concepts each month.

High school brings new challenges to students, and The 7 Habits® are even more important to help students organize and stay on top of their changing lives. Continuing to build confidence and self-direction are key elements, with a continual, gradual increase of responsibility encouraged.

Themes:

  • AUGUST: PARADIGMS & PRINCIPLES – Understanding what are fundamental truths and what are our own perceptions.
  • SEPTEMBER: PRIVATE VICTORY® – Self-mastery, which teaches habits of setting priorities, achieving goals, and managing time to increase one's potential.
  • OCTOBER: BE PROACTIVE® – To think before one acts and take responsibility for the choice made.
  • NOVEMBER: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND® – The way we think about and see things. Start with an end goal to be most effective.
  • DECEMBER: GOALS – Setting and achieving goals
  • JANUARY: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST® – Choose to do the most important things first. Work first, then play.
  • FEBRUARY: PUBLIC VICTORY® – Realising dependence and interdependence.
  • MARCH: THINK WIN-WIN – Have an everyone-can-win attitude.
  • APRIL: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD® – Listen sincerely, communicate effectively.
  • MAY: SYNERGIZE® – Two or more people producing more together than they could have done separately; based on valuing differences.
  • JUNE: SHARPEN THE SAW® – A daily process of strengthening or renewing four aspects of oneself: physical, mental, spiritual, and social/emotional.

Specifications

Code: FOUH-B5; FOUH-M7
Size: 5" x 8"; 7" x 9"
Page Count: 168; 152
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2014
End Date: July 5, 2015
Layout Format: Block; Matrix

Take a Closer Look

Students become active participants in their education.

The 7 Habits® content in this planner compels students to take ownership of their education and goal accomplishments. They learn to strive for more.

Success through planning.

This planner encourages students to learn and live by The 7 Habits®. Planning–time management, organisation, goal-setting–is vital in all aspects of life. The 7 Habits® provides an understandable way to think about how to address every aspect of one's life.

Timeless, relevant topics and themes.

The 7 Habits® are timeless and can be utilised at any age, in any situation. Students who embrace The 7 Habits® can address life's events and challenges with confidence and ease.

Focus on behaviours and attitudes.

Each day students are encouraged to apply planning and study strategies to their classes, while using The 7 Habits® to examine their own attitudes and those of peers, which directly impact their own approach.

Supported with educator tools.

To ensure our products are easy to use and provide the most impact possible, we provide extra resources that help educators integrate the program into the classroom. Learn more about our product support in the Online Tab above.

What's Included

Monthly Theme Pages:

Each new theme is introduced at the start of the month and then reinforced throughout the weekly pages. Character development concepts set the tone for students to imagine a confident lifestyle for themselves.

Monthly Calendars:

Allowing students ample space to record and respond to provided content, this space also allows students to make longer-term goals and plans.

Weekly Calendars:

The weekly pages encourage applicable, put-into-practise information based on each monthly theme.

onTRAC® User Guide:

This two-page User Guide, coiled into the front of the planner, introduces students to the onTRAC® steps and how to use them–Think, Record, Act, and Check. Learn more about onTRAC®

Resource Pages:

Level-specific academic resource and Canadian reference pages are included in the back of the planner.

Cover:

Several cover options with a character theme are available, including Be Respectful (shown). View our extensive library of free covers.Be Respectful Cover

Product Support:

Foundations.schoolspecialty.com is a dedicated, password-protected resource. The website houses a variety of downloadable support items designed to help educators implement this program in their classroom. See the Online Tab above for details.

Online Educator Support Pieces


13/14 Product Support

Foundations.schoolspecialty.com Your planner for the 13/14 school year includes access to a dedicated, password-protected website, where you can download resources designed to elevate the program's effectiveness without adding more work for busy teachers. Visit today and start using these tools immediately. Look for resources such as:

  • Lesson Plans
  • Family Newsletters
  • Resource Support Package

All of this support adds additional value and is here to help educators get the most from their planner program.


14/15 Product Support

The landscape, access, and resources will be updated for the 14/15 school year. Look forward to these exciting types of resources:

  • Teacher Lesson Plans
  • Family Involvement Resources
  • Templates & Black Line Masters
  • onTRAC for Planning: Think, Record, Act, Check

PLUS: This planner includes an Annotated Teacher Guide to help educators implement planners and the monthly themes into the classroom. Click the demo to see example Annotated Teacher Guide pages from our anti-bullying planner, Raising Respect. Click here for a more detailed overview of our 14/15 product support plans and updates as they become available throughout the year.

Franklin Covey is the global leader in effectiveness training, productivity tools, and assessment services for organisations, teams, and individuals. Combined with the educational focus of School Specialty Planning & Student Development, The 7 Habits® options offer a wide variety of tools to help schools, educators and students increase their productivity and effectiveness. Together, we also offer a variety of products based on The 7 Habits® of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. In fact, School Specialty Planning & Student Development is the exclusive provider of educational planners based on The 7 Habits® for students.

Make It Your Own

Planners are great tools for your students, but why not have them work a little harder for you. Customise them with your school's information, and use them as a continual communication piece between administrators, teachers and students.

School Handbook:

The most efficient and cost-effective way to communicate school policies, schedules and events is to add your important school information into your planners. Learn more about school handbooks.

Handbook Resource Pages:

Add additional academic resources to your handbook. Choose from more than 100 resource pages. Our extensive library of helpful resource pages can assist students in a number of subject areas. View our complete library of resource pages.

Content Supplements:

Put a spotlight on important issues relevant to your school by choosing from our vast library of supplements. Advance school priorities with resources tied to current curriculum and standards, critical life skills, health and wellness, and more.

Cover:

Design your own cover that reflects school spirit, or choose from one of our templates that align with the goals you've established for your school. Incorporate your school name front and centre, right on the cover!

Enhancements:

Add a few more features to make your planners truly inspiring to students. Planning stickers, pagefinders, trackable hall passes, planner tabs, student ID/CD/Home-School pouches, two-hole ruler attachments–choose the enhancements that raise the cool factor.