好书共读 | THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS

好书共读 | THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS

这个假期我读了一本书名字是THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS。这本书听起来很耳熟,这本书的作者叫Sean Covey, 他正是 Stephen R. Covey的儿子。Stephen R. Covey是热门畅销书THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE的作者。难怪这两本书的结构和标题都如出一辙。不同的是写给青少年的这本有许多吸引青少年读者的元素如卡通插画、有趣的引言、真实反映青少年生活的故事、信件等。作者使用的语言也贴近青少年读者,语言明白如话,生动有趣。作者还设置了自测题和有趣的写作任务,供读者思考和参与。

好书共读 | THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS

我选择读并且推荐这本书有两个理由:我儿子Jerry正处于青少年阶段,学习习惯亟待改善;其二,我的学生们都是青少年,作为老师,我想更多地了解他们的想法。这本英文书简单易读,学生们读起来应该不费太多气力,静下心来,约摸一两个晚上就可以读完。老师们也可以了解这个年龄段的学生们的想法,书也不枯燥。作者和作为读者的我都已不再是青少年,但我们都是过来人,对书中的观点也不陌生,即使是写给新新网络时代的青少年,我们读起来也能感同身受。

作者在书中提出了七个好习惯。习惯一:积极主动 (Be Proactive);习惯二:以终为始 (Begin with the End in Mind);习惯三:要事第一 (Put First Things First);习惯四:双赢思维 (Think Win-Win);习惯五:共情原则 (Seek First to Understand, Then to Be understood);习惯六: 协作增强 (Synergize);习惯七:不断更新 (Sharpen the saw)。其中,好习惯、二、三有利于青少年在个人领域取得成功;好习惯四、五、六有助于在公共领域取得成功;而第七个好习惯能让我们积蓄力量,更好地应对生活中的各种挑战。在四个纬度(身体,精神,情绪,心灵)上更新、提升我们自己。作者在书的最后还贴心地附上学习指南,帮助读者理清文章脉络。

好书共读 | THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS

这本书每个章节的结构都很相似,方便读者理解文章和使用该书作为指南。如每个章节的最后都会附一个"BABY STEPS"。而baby steps是取自作者喜爱的电影中的一个片段,我不细说,大家可以在书中探索。此外,作者使用了大量的引言、诗歌,作者的表述也优美平实,对读者提高写作水平大有裨益。

好书共读 | THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS

最后,附上作者的一首诗歌(也是一个谜语)供大家欣赏:

  Who am I?

    I am your Constant companion. I am

   Your greatest helper or heaviest burden.

  I will push you onward or drag you down

To failure. I am completely at your command.

   Half the things you do, you might just as

 well, turn over to me and I will be able to do

    Them quickly and correctly.

    I am easily managed- You must merely

  be firm with me, show me exactly how you

    want something done, and after a few

     lessons I will do it automatically. I am the

  servant of all great individuals and, alas, of

   all failures, as well. Those who are great, I

    have made great. Those who are failures,

           I have made failures.

     I am not a machine, though I work

   with all the precision of a machine plus

 the intelligence of a human. You may run

    me for profit or run me for ruin- it

        makes no difference to me.

     Take me, train me, be firm with me

  and I will place the world at your feet. Be

 easy with me and I will destroy you.

  WHO am I

END

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