The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Eye Level Students

As students progress through the Eye Level program, we can expect to see them display the following habits in increasing abundance. By praising and nurturing these habits, our students will move more effectively along the path toward self-directed learning. 

Habit One: Be Proactive 
As an Eye Level student, I take ownership of my schedule. I designate specific time to my Eye Level study throughout the week. I complete my booklet study as planned without reminder from my parents. 

Habit Two: Begin with the End in Mind
I have long-term goals, and I know that today’s efforts will help me achieve them. I do my best to conquer present challenges because I know that doing so will prepare me to tackle future challenges. 

Habit Three: Put First Things First
I balance my Eye Level study with my extracurricular activities. I take my Eye Level study seriously because I know that it will help me in school and in life. As I progress through Eye Level, I will even have more time for extracurricular activities because my school work will not take as long! 

Habit Four: Think “Win-Win”
I know that the self-directed learning skills that I am developing will help me both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. Commitment to my Eye Level routine will increase the number of tools I have in my life skill tool box, and will give me confidence to face new challenges. 

Habit Five: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
I try to solve new types of exercises on my own prior to asking for help. I can explain in my own words what I do and do not understand. 

Habit Six: Synergize
I am motivated to go to the center each week to become a better self-directed learner. I know that all of the instructors at Eye Level want to help me master new academic skills and learn to achieve more on my own. 

Habit Seven: Sharpen the Saw
I enjoy learning from all experiences and all people. When my knowledge or skills can influence someone else to develop a greater understanding, I am happy to share my insight to help others learn. This makes me even stronger!