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Jessup Elementary: Growing Global Leaders

July 1, 2015 |

Jessup Elementary in Jessup, Maryland, recently finished its second year as a Leader in Me School. As a part of their second year of implementation, the staff and administration developed a new school vision: Growing Global Leaders. Principal Anita Dempsey shared thoughts on why they decided on this new school vision. “Students grow into leaders read more

Building Effective School Teams

June 25, 2015 |

Building Effective School Teams

I recently read a great article on Edutopia about the characteristics of effective school teams. In “5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team,” Elena Aguilar wrote about her negative experiences on past teams and then talked about what makes her current experience positive. You can read the full article here: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/5-characteristics-effective-school-team-elena-aguilar. As I read the read more

Combat Bullying with Kindness and Leadership

June 8, 2015 |

Combat bullying with kindness

After a middle-school student in Kentucky committed suicide, Green County Middle School (GCMS) started an anti-bullying campaign. The student and teacher Leader in Me Lighthouse Teams met and developed a plan in which they came up with the idea for a Random Acts of Kindness Week/21 Days of Random Acts of Kindness Challenge. During this read more