Final Meeting for 2015-2016

Our final meeting has come, we will be meeting May 24th from 2:15-3:15 in the library. We will be discussing the final habit of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey.


Part 2

For our next meeting we will be reading Part 2 of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. This will cover the first three habits, which focus on personal victories. Here are three questions to think about while reading, courtesy of

  1. Be Proactive: What does it mean to be proactive? What qualities are needed to be proactive? Can you discern in your own life the difference between what you can influence and what you cannot? How proactive are you in your job…in your daily life?


  1. Begin With the End In Mind: How do you define your own personal principles? Have you established a mission statement? What would (or does) it consist of? If you haven’t already, develop your personal mission statement.


3. Put Things First: What are the key roles you take on in life? How can you integrate those into your mission statement?

First Spring Meeting

Our first meeting to discuss “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” will be January 26th from 2-3. Please read through page 70 of the book.

 Here are some questions to think about for our first session:


1. What passages strike you as insightful, even profound?

2. How did you experience the book? Were you engaged immediately, or did it take you a while to “get into it”?

If you think of any questions please share them in the comments below.
Happy reading!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

For the Spring 2016 book, members of the McKinley-Brighton Book Club selected “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. People in all industries have subscribed to this principled approach to life. Here is a review from Review

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges. Before you can adopt the seven habits, you’ll need to accomplish what Covey calls a “paradigm shift”–a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your “proactive muscles” (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more. This isn’t a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you’ll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you’ll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you’ll feel like you’ve taken a powerful seminar by Covey. –Joan Price —
Buy a copy here.

Welcome to the McKinley-Brighton Book Club

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit McKinley-Brighton’s Book Club page. Like you, we see the value in coming together regularly to discuss valuable literature in the field of education and others that relate to making our classroom a better place.

We are in our first year as a book club and looking to expand our discourse by incorporating all of you. Please feel free to comment on any posts and engage in our discussion of many different texts over the course of the year.

I hope that you enjoy the books we select and we look forward to learning with you.