Leader in Me

Finding the Leader in Me
Posted on 01/14/2019
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Scott Teays Elementary is a Leader In Me School under the Stephen Covey Foundation.  The Leader In Me provides a model and process to address challenges unique to elementary age students.  Scott Teays Elementary recognizes that many influences can affect a child’s academic success.  Teachers at Leader In Me Schools are empowered to create a nurturing environment the addresses whole-child education with five (5) Core Paradigms.  These paradigms influence the behavior of staff, students, and families.   We implement the habits in our daily routines.


The Five (5) Core Paradigms: 

 Everyone can be a leader. 

Not This:  Leadership is for the few. 

 Everyone has genius. 

Not This:  A few people are gifted. 

 Change starts with me. 

Not This:  To improve schools, the system needs to change first. 

 Educators empower students to lead their own learning.  

Not This:  Educators control and direct student learning.  

 Develop the whole person. 

Not This:  Focus solely on academic achievement.  


 We focus on 7 Habits to help our students be successful 

Habit 1 - Be Proactive

I am responsible for myself.

I take initiative and have a "can-do" attitude.

I choose how I act, how I feel and what I do.

I do what is right without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind- I have a plan!

I set goals for myself.

I have a plan for how I will accomplish my goals.

I think about what I want to be when I grow up and how I will get there.

Habit 3- Put First Things First- I will do my work first, then play!

I do my work before I play.

I know what my responsibilities are, and I do them based on what is most important.

I practice self-control.

Habit 4- Think Win-Win- I believe we can all win!

I want everyone to be a success.

I don't have to put others down to get what I want.

When there is a conflict, I look for solutions that will make everyone feel good.

Habit 5- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood –

I will listen to others before I talk!

I am a good listener.

I try to understand other peoples' points of view especially when their opinion is different than mine.

I am comfortable sharing my opinions and ideas.

Habit 6- Synergize- I know that together is better!

I know that everyone is good at something.

Everyone needs to get better at something.

I believe that we can all learn something from each other.

I know that working in groups helps to create better ideas than what one person can do alone.

Habit 7- Sharpen The Saw- I have balance in my life!

I keep my body healthy when I exercise, eat healthy foods, and get enough sleep.

I enjoy learning new things.

I know that it is important to spend time with people that I care about.