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3 Tips For Creating A Peer Mentoring Program

Mentoring programs have proven to be an important part of students lives, especially with at-risk youth. Mentored youth maintain a better attitude towards school and typically have better school attendance. With a better attitude and a better attendance than non-mentored youth, mentored youth also have a higher chance of attending college or university (The Role read more

Principal Leadership Development: Thoughts on Navigating the Principal Passage

Just as teachers seek information on developing and fine-tuning their position in education, so do principals. However, principal leadership development can be a tricky passage to navigate. That’s why Leader in Me consultant and former principal, J.Lynn Jones, has some thoughts for principals, old and new, and how to make the most of the position.  read more

How to Choose a Service Learning Project in 5 Steps.

How to Choose a Service Learning Project in 5 Steps. This is a guest post written by Daphane Polanowski, a sixth-grade student at Sullivan Middle School. Service learning projects are a great way of teaching students a multitude of 21st- century skills, such as: social-emotional learning, team building, project management, leadership skills, and empathy. Just ask read more

How You Can Create a Peace Path of Your Own in 6 Steps.

  This is a guest post written by Mrs. Kari Butcher, First-Grade Teacher, Hollywood Elementary, A Leader in Me School, Stevensville, MI. Here’s how you can create your own Peace Path in 6 steps: The Peace Path is a conflict-resolution tool that helps students come up with 3rd Alternative solutions themselves; it offers insightful steps that shift the read more

Leader in Me at Home: Proactive Parenting

The following is a guest post on proactive parenting Proactive Parenting I first came to learn about Leader in Me while working for Lehigh Parkway Elementary School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Besides there being more than one banner around the school highlighting leadership, it was also in our very own school quote: “A Lehigh Parkway leader read more

7 School Tradition Ideas

7 School Tradition Ideas: Leader in Me Coaching Panel   School traditions are special and unique to everyone. The goal of school traditions is to build a community among students and staff but rarely do the effects of these moments seize at the completion of the event. Many adults can still distinctly remember at least one read more

Leading Out Loud: Sharing Our Leadership Journey

There are many exciting things happening in schools everywhere on a day-to-day basis. I am constantly snapping pictures and videos of students in action, learning in authentic ways, and engaging in opportunities to deepen their understanding of the 7 Habits. Many of the pictures and videos get uploaded to my computer, and some of them read more

Empowering Paradigm Changes in the Family

We are all living our lives according to the way we see things—according to our own paradigms. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, writes, “If you want to make minor, incremental changes and improvements, work on practices, behavior, or attitude. But if you want to make significant, quantum improvement, read more