Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Throughout this entire study of Covey’s Seven Habits, I felt like I was already sharpening my saw. Many of the messages expressed in the habits reinforce and relate to books I have read, such as Essentialism by Greg McKeown and Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. I am an avid reader and plan to continue the practice of reading informational texts to learn how to be as effective as possible.
Additionally, I intentionally participate in activities that will push to continue lantern gn growing. I attended approximately one educational conference a month and have recently begun pushing myself to present. I enjoy participating in conversations with edtech leaders, learning in workshops, and listening to keynotes. I also engage in conversations through my face-to-face and online personal learning network.
On a more personal note, I practice daily habits that help me maintain a path of growth. My most essential habit is daily journaling . Over the past year, I have written more than 100,000 words combined in my five-year journal and traditional journal. Through my writing, I am able to identify and analyze areas of personal growth. Often, my journal entries are inspired by the ideas shared in the books I am currently reading.
Teaching the Habit
For this week’s habit lesson, I met with Damon over a previously scheduled dinner with his other invested adult. Damon and I summarized our weeks of habit lesson. Damon agreed to continue going to school and listening to us, his invested adults, to sharpen his saw. As we spoke, I decided that the best way to help Damon is to maintain our weekly face-to-face check-ins.
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A collection of my learning from the Habits Module of EDL 610 Educational Leadership in PreK-12 Educational Organizations