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    Developed upon the work of Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me is a student leadership program integrated into our school's core curriculum and everyday language. It is becoming part of our culture, gaining momentum and producing improved results in the following ways:

    • Develops students who have the skills and self-confidence to succeed as leaders in the 21st century.
    • Decreases discipline referrals.
    • Teaches and develops character and leadership through existing core curriculum.
    • Improves academic achievement.
    • Raises levels of accountability and engagement among both parents and staff.


    What are the 7 Habits?

    Be Proactive

    I’m 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.

    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. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

    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.

    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.

    Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

    Listen Before You 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.


    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 anyone of us can alone. I am humble. 

    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 find meaningful ways to help others.


    Learn more at http://www.theleaderinme.org. Be sure to click on the Family tab.