• Habit 7: Why It’s Important to Remember to Sharpen the Saw

    Habit 7 is the habit of taking care of your body by eating right, exercising, and getting the right amount of sleep. It’s the habit of spending time with family and friends; to learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. The habit is about taking the time to find The post Habit 7: Why It’s Important to Remember to Sharpen the Saw appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Habit 5: Practicing and Teaching the Principle at Home

    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® is the habit of listening to other people’s ideas and feelings. It’s trying to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. It’s about being confident in voicing your ideas. It’s about looking people in the eyes when speaking. Habit 5 is The post Habit 5: Practicing and Teaching the Principle at Home appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Synergy Saturdays: Practicing Habit 6 with the Family

    Synergy Saturdays are for spending time together and building family relationships. That is what my husband would say if you asked him why we have Saturdays. My answer is very different. My school of thought is; “Saturdays, not Synergy Saturdays, are for catching up on cleaning and doing projects around the house, basically finish my The post Synergy Saturdays: Practicing Habit 6 with the Family appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Back to School 2019: Family Support, Routines, and Supplies to Consider

    Back to school is the most wonderful time of the year! There is something magical to be found in back to school supplies. You see, I am a sucker for a fresh box of crayons and new sharpened number two pencils. New notebooks fill my mind with endless possibilities. I am aware that not everyone The post Back to School 2019: Family Support, Routines, and Supplies to Consider appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Young Adults Books: 6 Novels to Read This Summer

    Young adults books are a genre of fiction that is geared towards 12-18-years old. Not because the material isn’t challenging but because usually, the protagonist’s age in the story is between 12-18-years old. This makes the novel or novella relateable (and perfect) for the age group. As a young adult, it can be challenging to The post Young Adults Books: 6 Novels to Read This Summer appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Family Engagement in Schools: Leadership Skills Start at Home

    Family engagement in schools is a vital part of education in the classroom. Family engagement is the foundation in which students learn how to interact with others outside of the family. What is modeled at home, is modeled in the classroom. So, how can parents help their children be model students? The answer is to The post Family Engagement in Schools: Leadership Skills Start at Home appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Habit 3: A Family Exercise in Putting First Things First

    Habit 3®: Put First Things First, is a habit about priorities. We all juggle multiple hats in our lives, whether it be professional or personal, we need to develop habits that help us manage the day-to-day. Habit 3 talks in-depth about “Big Rocks” and “Little Rocks” in our lives. “Big Rocks” are the most important The post Habit 3: A Family Exercise in Putting First Things First appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Creating a Family Mission Statement: Begin With the End in Mind

    Creating a family mission statement is an important piece of family history. Not only because the mission statement defines what is important to your family but also because the mission statement has deep historical roots. Let’s take a quick look at the evolution of the family mission statement. The Coat of Arms Quest (noun): a The post Creating a Family Mission Statement: Begin With the End in Mind appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Recess: Why It Is Important For Social Emotional Learning

    Recess is an integral part of an elementary student’s day. It provides physical activity, social connections, and problem-solving situations for students. It is part of the foundation of social-emotional learning. And according to the third-grade students I recently surveyed, recess is the best part of their school day. During this favorite time of day, students The post Recess: Why It Is Important For Social Emotional Learning appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Perspective: 3 Ways to Challenge Yourself and Your Views

    Perspective is a hard thing to shift when we fall into a routine. My all-time favorite quote from Dr. Stephen Covey, found in The Leader in Me, expresses my message today about perspective: “When literally hundreds of students arrive in unison each morning like a giant wave, or when they depart en masse at the end of The post Perspective: 3 Ways to Challenge Yourself and Your Views appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Jessup Elementary: Growing Global Leaders

    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 The post Jessup Elementary: Growing Global Leaders appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Combat Bullying with Kindness and Leadership

    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 The post Combat Bullying with Kindness and Leadership appeared first on Leader In Me.

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