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The London 2012 Paralympic Games 
Judo at the Excel Centre London

Date: 01/09/2012
Picture by Thomas Lovelock

Dartanyon Crockett: So Much More Than Just the “Blind Kid”

August 18, 2016 |

This is a guest post written by Dartanyon Crockett, 2012 U.S. Paralympian bronze medal winner, and 2014 IBSA Judo World Champion. Paralympic sports are constantly growing. However, it is still often confused with the Special Olympics. While the Special Olympic is a wonderful cause, it is completely different from the Paralympics. Paralympic athletes are people read more

‘Carry On’: A Story of an Unlikely Family

August 10, 2016 |

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This is a guest post written by Lisa Fenn, three-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award, a six-time Emmy Award-winning feature producer with ESPN for 13 years, and Author. At the core of The Leader in Me philosophy is the belief that every student is gifted with special abilities; that every child can make meaningful read more

First Annual The Leader in Me Student Speech Contest Results

June 8, 2016 |

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Over the past three months, we have be accepting submissions of speeches from The Leader In Me students in kindergarten through eighth grade for our first annual Student Speech Contest. We have been impressed with the nearly 250 submissions we received from our outstanding young leaders, and we want to share the results of the read more

The London 2012 Paralympic Games 
Judo at the Excel Centre London

Date: 01/09/2012
Picture by Thomas Lovelock
Dartanyon Crockett: So Much More Than Just the “Blind Kid”

This is a guest post written by Dartanyon Crockett, 2012 U.S. Paralympian bronze medal winner, and 2014 IBSA Judo World Champion. Paralympic sports are constantly growing. However, it is still often confused with the Special Olympics. While the Special Olympic is a wonderful cause, it is completely different from the Paralympics. Paralympic athletes are people read more

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‘Carry On’: A Story of an Unlikely Family

This is a guest post written by Lisa Fenn, three-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award, a six-time Emmy Award-winning feature producer with ESPN for 13 years, and Author. At the core of The Leader in Me philosophy is the belief that every student is gifted with special abilities; that every child can make meaningful read more

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Action-Team Ideas for The Leader in Me

The Leader in Me process has many facets, but one area that truly lets students shine is our action-team process.   “Over the last year, I have witnessed leadership demonstrated at high levels when principals have utilized our action-team process. In other words, school leaders are mastering the art of delegation with a great tool 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

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Lighting the Wick of Learning

Recently I have been spending much time reflecting on the connection between school culture and the jaw-dropping achievement gap that exists in our country. Within the last few weeks, the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) released its 2015 report, which compares the performance of students across this nation. The startling realization is the fact 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

    How Noncertified staff members impact a school's leadership culture
    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

    Four Empowering Questions for Student Goal Setting
    Involve Students in Goal Setting With These Four Empowering Questions

    Since student achievement is essential for success, why is the student often left out of the goal-setting process? If we expect children to hit a learning target, we must involve them in the process of creating a plan to achieve the goal and provide clear expectations. Richard DuFour, an educator for 34 years, author, and read more