What is The Leader in Me?
Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, The Leader in Me is founded on internationally recognized, universal principles. The Leader in Me is an approach to developing a culture of leadership in our school. It is about helping children be leaders of their own lives. It helps them identify their own unique talents and abilities and encourages them to make a positive difference in the world. The Leader in Me is not an event and it’s not a curriculum. It is an integrated approach to leadership development that will help our school fulfill its mission statement. The Leader in Me emphasizes skills that students need to be successful in an ever changing society.
Why the Leader in Me?
• Improves academic performance
• Helps students to gain the skills and self-confidence to succeed as leaders
• Increases students’ teamwork, initiative, creativity, leadership, problem solving, & communication
• Dramatically decreases in disciplinary issues
• Increased teacher pride and engagement
• Greater parent satisfaction and involvement
• It helps us achieve our mission statement
What are the 7 Habits?
START WITH YOU (HABITS 1-3)
Habit 1: Be Proactive- You're in Charge
Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind- Have a Plan
Habit 3: Put First Things First- Work First, Then Play
THEN PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS (HABITS 4-6)
Habit 4: Think Win-Win- Everyone Can Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood- Listen Before You Talk
Habit 6: Synergize- Together is Better
AND REMEMBER TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF (HABIT 7)
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw- Balance Feels Best
The Leader in Me at ASU Prep Academy-Polytechnic Prek-8
The Leader in Me 2018-2019 School-wide Program:
Proactive Stickers: Students will receive a proactive sticker when the teacher catches him/her being proactive.
K- 4th grade:
Sparky Shout-outs: Each teacher will nominate students to receive a "Sparky Shout-out" each month. The "Sparky-Shout-outs" will be announced during morning meetings and displayed in the school. Students who receive a "Sparky Shout-out", will receive special recognition each quarter from Mrs. Mendoza.
5th grade- 8th grade:
Distinguished Devil Award: Each teacher will nominate students each month, who have exhibiting one of the seven Leader in Me habits, to receive a "Distinguished Devil Award". The "Distinguished Devil Awards" will be displayed in the school. Students who received a "Distinguished Devil Award" will receive special recognition each quarter and be invited to attend the Citrus Cafe.