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Admin Account Apr 29, 2011
An important purpose of Leadership Day is to invite parents, business partners, and educators from other schools to come learn about and see our school’s unique leadership model, as well as to provide an opportunity for our staff and students to share their leadership insights and experiences with those who attend our Leadership Day. On March 24, 2011 we had 75 educators from all over the stat...
Admin Account Apr 26, 2011
At our recent Leadership Day, a couple of parents shared examples of how our leadership initiative has affected their children and their home life. Although I could list many examples of how the common language of the 7 Habits is beneficial, the best way would be to let one of the parents tell you herself.Matt Miller, PrincipalStanton Elementary, MO
Admin Account Apr 22, 2011
GOOD TO GREAT by Jim Collins: When it comes to getting started, good-to-great leaders understand three simple truths. First, if you begin with “who,” you can more easily adapt to a fast-changing world. If people get on your bus because of where they think it’s going, you'll be in trouble when you get 10 miles down the road and discover that you need to change direction because the world has ch...
Admin Account Apr 19, 2011
To promote positive behavior and working together with our K-2 students, we award weekly “trophies” to different classes. The trophies are various items painted gold and include the Golden Apple , Golden Note , Golden Shoe , Golden Trash Can , Golden Book , Quite Zone Award , and a giant Panther for the class with the most box tops. The awards are kept in their classrooms for the week.Outside t...
Admin Account Apr 12, 2011
At 1:55pm, I had my art teacher come grab me from my office telling me to come see something QUICK! I was not quite sure what I would find at the end of this rushed journey. As we came closer to the 5th grade classroom, the art teacher whispered, "You won't believe this! The music teacher brought the class back since their teacher was not out of her meeting yet. She stood at the entrance to the...
Admin Account Apr 08, 2011
When we began The Leader in Me process we knew we wanted to involve our local Chamber of Commerce and our local Rotary. We created a model in which our primary students, K-3, are focusing on community service projects and our upper grade students, 4-6, designed a Junior Chamber of Commerce modeled after our local Chamber. One of the events the Junior Chamber hosts is a monthly breakfast that in...
Admin Account Apr 05, 2011
Our school is a PreK-2 elementary. You might initially think children this young would not understand leadership through the 7 Habits but our students prove they “get it” each and every day.Just last week, a first grader was playing on the school playground on Saturday. She noticed trash left by others and told her mom that she was going to be proactive and pick it up. She chose to be a leader ...
Admin Account Apr 01, 2011
At Winchester Elementary, after only one year with The Leader in Me process, the impact it has made is evident. Use of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is stressed each day and school practices have been examined and aligned to ensure that children practice and employ these strategies in all aspects of their school day. These skills are witnessed when students show compas...