The 7 Habits are Dynamite
Habit Homework for Families
Parents are our students’ first teachers. They play a big role in helping children become leaders. Let’s partner together in coaching the social and emotional development of our children. Get started by trying these simple, yet effective, strategies for cultivating leadership at home.
Leader in Me
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We continue to be very excited about implementing "The Leader in Me," in the School that SHINES!
Everyone has the potential to be a leader! Students have the capacity to lead their own lives and affect those around them by making positive choices. The Leader in Me provides students with activities that will help them learn practical character and life skills that will lead to those positive choices. Students will participate in age appropriate fun activities designed to get them thinking.
Your child is about to embark on an exciting journey, and our hope is that you will ask your child how he or she is doing along the way. Leader in Me activities are an opportunity to engage students with realistic situations and hands-on activities that provide opportunities to explore the use of 7 Habits principles of effectiveness. Having your child reteach the content to you will give them an even deeper understanding and will give both of you an opportunity to learn together!
7 Habits of Happy Kids
Habit 1 Be Proactive • Choose Your Response
Habit 2 Begin With the End in Mind • Have a Plan, Live by Design
Habit 3 Put First Things First • Work First, Then Play
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
Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw • Balance in Life Feels Best
Check out "Parent's Place" at www.TheLeaderinMe.org You will find ideas to use at home that involve the family and reinforce your child's learning in a fun, interactive way.
Reading with the 7 Habits
There are a lot of books which can reinforce the 7 Habits. Please take a minute to check out this book list, and share these books with your family!
Developing Strong Leaders in the School that SHINES!
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
quote by John Quincy Adams
Also, check out the Leader in Me website for more resources.
Check out these Kid Snippets videos created by the Win Ferguson staff and students, featuring 7 Habits language.
Leader in Me - From the Beginning!
How did the Leader in Me evolve?
Respected author and world renown speaker, Dr. Stephen Covey developed a program for adults used by many very successful corporations and businesses world-wide to help improve their performance both individually and as organizations. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” has made a difference in millions of lives across the globe.
“The Leader in Me,” his more recent book, is a program developed for children based on the same principles of effectiveness to develop character and leadership skills of students. It describes how schools in Canada and United States were documenting improvements in academic scores, reduced discipline problems, soaring student self-confidence, greater staff engagement, greater parent satisfaction and improved school culture.
In the fall of 2012, our staff began to think about how the 7 Habits could be used to improve student success at Win Ferguson School. We were looking for ways to help our students become more compassionate, responsible and accountable. The Leader in Me initiative seemed like the right fit!
In January 2013, our staff embarked on a journey and began the 7 Habits training which was completed in April. In March 2013, Win Ferguson Staff joined staff from six other schools in Elk Island Public School district, for a networking and collaboration day on The Leader In Me. Our interest and excitement about The Leader in Me initiative has soared! Although we are already doing so many things to help our students grow and develop, through incorporating Covey’s 7 Habits into every aspect in our school community, we can help our students become incredible leaders and successful learners.