7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Bryan Middle School
Advisory Character Development Program
Challenges Unifying Bear Students (C.U.B.S.)
Every student needs an adult who takes the time to talk with the student about academic matters, problems that relate to school, and the importance of performing well in middle school. At Bryan Middle School, every student will be assigned to an advisory group (C.U.B.S.) and have a coach/advisor.
The structure of C.U.B.S. will relate to character development and important life skills associated with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. Weekly activities will include: Focused reading of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, DVD and video extension activities, journal/workbook writing, discussion and reflection, and student leadership experiences. Directed study and Newsbowl will also be incorporated weekly.
A planner will be provided to each student. Planners will be used to assist each student in setting personal goals, record achievement, manage time, record class assignments, check-off completed assignments, as well as develop good character. Within each planner, a workbook is included that is required for our character development program powered by the principles in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. The program will help students build character for positive behavior and reinforce social and emotional learning as well as equip them with important life skills.
Planners can be used for a pass for movement throughout the building during class time. Examples would be: calls to the office, counselor, library or nurse and retrieval of belongings from lockers. Planners are not to be folded, cut rolled or torn apart. If a student loses his/her planner during the school year, a new one must be purchased within 3 school days at a cost of $12.00 at the school store, “Bear Necessities”.