• The 7 HabitsLeader in Me 1

    Developing Leaders with 21st Century Skills   

    The Leader in Me is an innovative, schoolwide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.

     

     

    Adopted from The Leader in Me Website http://www.theleaderinme.org

     

     

    Learning the 7 Habits, students acquire valuable leadership skills that they can apply to everyday home and school life. Some of the skills that students learn:

     

     

    ·         Leadership

     

     

    ·         Responsibility

     

     

    ·         Self-Control

     

     

    ·         Initiative

     

     

    ·         Goal Setting

     

     

    ·         Envisioning outcomes

     

     

    ·         Prioritizing

     

     

    ·         Organization

     

     

     

    ·         Time Management

     

     

    ·         Positive Problem Solving

     

     

    ·         Creative Cooperation

     

     

    ·         Communication Skills

     

     

    ·         Listening Skills

     

     

    ·         Teamwork

     

     

    ·         Self-Renewal

     

     

    ·         Healthy relationships

     

     

     

     

     

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

     

     

     

    October/ Habit 1: Be Proactive (You are in charge)     

     

     

    I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

     

     

     

    November/Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind (Have a plan)

     

     

    I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision, and look for ways to be a good citizen.

     

     

     

    December/Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work first, then play)

     

     

    I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

     

     

    January/ Review

     
     
     

    February/Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone can win)

     

     

    I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

     

     

     

    March/Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood  (Listen first, then talk)

     

     

    I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

     

     

     

    April/Habit 6: Synergize (Together is better)

     

     

    I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble.

     

     

     

    May/Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance feels best)

     

     

    I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.

     

     

     
    June/ Review