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A Thankful Pumpkin Tradition for Families

November 23, 2016 |

We started a family tradition last year that has quickly become an evening we all look forward to. We gather together as a family with a pumpkin and a permanent marker. We go around to each person and take turns listing one thing we are thankful for and then the next person contributes to the read more

Special Holiday Discount for The Leader in Me Symposium

November 17, 2016 |

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‘Tis the Season for The Leader in Me Symposium Savings! Register now for our 2017 Symposium events for the deepest discount of the season! You can only get this special holiday pricing now through December 16, 2016 so be sure to register before it is too late. Experience The Leader in Me Symposium Join educators read more

Avery’s Creek Leadership Lunch-Buddy Program With Hampton Inn

October 21, 2016 |

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This is a guest post written by Denise Montgomery, principal of Avery’s Creek Elementary in Arden, North Carolina. Community and business partnerships are an extremely important part of The Leader in Me process at Avery’s Creek Elementary School. One partner has stepped up to create a program that has caught on internationally! When Denise Montgomery, read more

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A Thankful Pumpkin Tradition for Families

We started a family tradition last year that has quickly become an evening we all look forward to. We gather together as a family with a pumpkin and a permanent marker. We go around to each person and take turns listing one thing we are thankful for and then the next person contributes to the read more

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Special Holiday Discount for The Leader in Me Symposium

‘Tis the Season for The Leader in Me Symposium Savings! Register now for our 2017 Symposium events for the deepest discount of the season! You can only get this special holiday pricing now through December 16, 2016 so be sure to register before it is too late. Experience The Leader in Me Symposium Join educators read more

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Planning With Purpose

The end in mind for this post is to (1) motivate you and (2) provide tools to help you make specific plans for living effectively and interacting successfully with other people. We Need Each Other! A significant part of the beauty of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is most immediately realized when we read more

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Which of the 7 Habits Is Your Favorite?

Everyone who has had experience with the 7 Habits knows that each habit connects to the others and they all work together. But you also know in living these habits that there may be one you really lean toward or like the best. We thought it would be interesting to ask some of our Coaches read more

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Avery’s Creek Leadership Lunch-Buddy Program With Hampton Inn

This is a guest post written by Denise Montgomery, principal of Avery’s Creek Elementary in Arden, North Carolina. Community and business partnerships are an extremely important part of The Leader in Me process at Avery’s Creek Elementary School. One partner has stepped up to create a program that has caught on internationally! When Denise Montgomery, read more

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    Classroom-Management Tool: The Four-Part Direction

    This is a guest post written by Dr. Jerry Evanski, Principal of Erie Elementary School, Chippewa Valley School District, Clinton Township, MI, and Author. Many classroom-management systems or techniques rely on correcting student behavior. While this may seem obvious, there is another paradigm through which to view successful classroom management that is much more effective read more

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    How to Be a Proactive Teacher and Why It Matters

    Think about your most recent teaching challenge. How did you handle it? Were you proactive or reactive? Did you look at all angles of the problem? How did you treat the people involved? Maybe it’s a moment of shock: We have three new students to add to your roster on Monday (and there are no read more

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    The Impact of Leadership

    We are seeing leadership demonstrated on a daily basis and we want to share some of our Coaches’ experiences with our online Community. The Leader in Me process is literally changing students’ and staff’s lives, and we know many of you are seeing similar results in your school. “A female student at one of my read more

    The Power of Paradigms—Believe Students Can, and They Will!
    4 Ways to Create a “You Can” Environment

    Have you ever had a child come into your class with a “reputation that precedes him or her”? You’ve heard about his or her behavior from other teachers, and you’ve formed an idea of what teaching this student will be like. Does this preconceived idea influence the way you treat this student? Or perhaps because read more

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    How Noncertified Staff Members Impact a School’s Leadership Culture

    It was 7:30 a.m. sometime in October. Staff and students just began entering the building. Before I reached the front doors of the school, I peeked out my car window. An older gentleman dressed in navy stood at the curb opening car doors. He welcomed children with a smile and greeted each by name. The read more