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What is Leader in Me?  

We at Shakerag Elementary School are proud to be in our 7th year as a Leader in Me School.  Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader.  This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.  Visit the Leader in Me Blog for inspiration and resources.


Learn more at leaderinme.org


7 Habits for Students:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the key frameworks of the Leader in Me process.  The 7 Habits help students learn and apply social-emotional skills.  Additionally, the 7 Habits give students and staff members a common language and are essential in building a strong leadership culture.  Learn about the 7 Habits in schools, or watch a free 7 Habits Webinar.  


Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're 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.


7HHK_Poster_h2.pngHabit 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. I look for ways to be a good citizen.


7HHK_Poster_h3.pngHabit 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.



7HHK_Poster_h4.pngHabit 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.





Habit 5 — 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.


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 anyone of us can alone. I am humble.






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 find meaningful ways to help others.



Parent Resources

Parents play an important role in helping their children develop a deeper understanding and application of the leadership principles taught in the Leader in Me process.  Visit the Leader in Me blog for great Leadership at Home examples or theleaderinme.org/parents for other resources.

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