We are a Leader in Me school!
Leader in Me is a character education program comprised of 7 habits.
For more information see the Leader in Me website!
The students on our Newsletter Staff will be writing descriptions of the habits each month. Check them out below!
Habit 1 – Be Proactive
By: Nurbanu C., Rebecca D. and Mckinzie L.
There are 7 habits in the Leader In Me. One of them is “Be Proactive.” Be proactive means to be responsible, respectful, and follow directions. When you are proactive you show others that you are responsible and that you help others if you someone in need. You can also be proactive by being respectful and not distracting others. Being proactive is very important because if you are not you are not doing the right thing. Being proactive is also following directions by doing what you are told, even if no one is watching.
Habit 2-Begin With The End In Mind
By: Nurbanu C. and Rebecca D.
The second habit is “Begin With The End In Mind.” This means you need to have a plan. For example, when you want to get a good grade on a test, you need to plan all your studying days, so you don’t forget about it and don’t rush. Another example is if you want to do really well in your sport or in a game, you need to prepare at each practice. That is what we can do to Begin With The End In Mind.
Habit 3-Put First Things First
By: Nurbanu C. and Rebecca D.
The third habit is “Put First Things First”. Put first things first means to work first, then play. For example, if you have a project due in 2 days, you should go home and begin it before you play. Otherwise, you won’t have time to start your project and you might not get it done. A way you can put first things first at home is to do your chores before you watch TV or take a nap. If you didn’t, there may not be any more time to do it. Another example is to do homework before playing with your friends. That is what Put First Things First means.
Habit 4: Think Win-WIn
The fourth habit is Think – Win – Win. This means everyone can win, and you try and find a way that everyone is happy with. For example, when you are having fun with what you are doing, you win! If you and your family are playing a board game and you don’t win, but you had fun – that’s win-win! Another example is if you are working in a group at school and you all want to read the story, you could decide to take turns so that everyone can read the story! That is what Think – Win – Win means.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
The fifth habit is Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood. It means you should listen before you talk. For example, you should be listening to your teacher giving directions before you ask any questions about the activity. One way you could do this at home is to listen when your parents are talking and don’t talk over them. That is what Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood means.
Habit 6: Synergize
Synergize is the 6th habit. It means together is better. You can synergize and work with people who are different than you, and you can value their ideas. For example, you and your friends might have different ways to solve problems, but when you work together it can turn out great!
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
The seventh habit is Sharpen The Saw. Sharpen The Saw means balance feels best. For example, you shouldn’t always be working, and you shouldn’t always be playing. It is better to find a way to do both. Find activities that make you feel happy and that you enjoy with your family and friends. That is what sharpening the saw means.