How I’m Reading It

I’m reading this on my phone, which means I’m ingesting this book very slowly. Although, e readers are a popular choice for many people, I find it difficult to speed read or ingest content quickly while using an e reader.

What Is One Takeaway?

Habit 1 is be proactive. 

Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about: health, children, or problems at work.

Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern–things over which they have little or no control: the national debt, terrorism, or the weather. Gaining an awareness of the areas in which we expend our energies is a giant step in becoming proactive.

How Am I Applying This?

I’m currently choosing to apply this habit by focusing on the students currently in my Circle of Influence as a result you may notice some gaps in the content on this blog. Book suggestions, lesson plans, projects, and games that I’ve chosen to highlight  are learning tools that are appropriate for my current students. It is my hope that as I become more proactive I will be able to increase the number of students and the resources found on my blog will become useful to even more people.

Would I recommend this book?

YES! So far it has been encouraging and practical. I’m looking forward to learning more as I read more.