[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]
If you are in education and you haven’t heard of the name Covey, it’s about time you have! In his introduction video to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Sean Covey says at first some may exclaim “OMG! Another self-help book!” But Covey says his book presents his dad’s 7 highly effective concepts in a teen-friendly way. Covey says it teaches “how to plan, take control, set goals, write a mission statement, get along with parents, plan for the future.” In his book, he shares stories which are appealing to kids (and adults!). We love storytelling! Teens can even share their stories or read other stories from teens around the world! And don’t miss the sections just for parents and educators!
Covey’s teen site features interactive tools such as The Voice Finder, which helps kids find their “life purpose” by uncovering talent and raising consciousness, and The Great Discovery, an activity that poses questions that will make a teen (and any adult, for that matter!) dig deeply. For instance, it asks, “If you could spend an hour with any person who ever lived, who would it be? Why that person? What would you ask?”