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Navigating the Principal Passage: Thoughts on Principal Leadership Development

February 5, 2018 |

Just as teachers seek information on developing and fine-tuning their position in education, so do principals. However, principal leadership development can be a tricky passage to navigate. That’s why Leader in Me consultant and former principal, J.Lynn Jones, has some thoughts for principals, old and new, and how to make the most of the position.  read more

5 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Self-Esteem

April 12, 2018 |

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Self-Esteem and The Purple Sock Syndrome When I was 7 years old, I experienced something that would make me question myself and my self-esteem the rest of my growing years— I was cast as a purple tulip in the school play. I can’t quite remember the name of the play. I only remember – quite read more

5 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Self-Esteem

April 12, 2018 |

smiling woman

Self-Esteem and The Purple Sock Syndrome When I was 7 years old, I experienced something that would make me question myself and my self-esteem the rest of my growing years— I was cast as a purple tulip in the school play. I can’t quite remember the name of the play. I only remember – quite read more

smiling woman
5 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem and The Purple Sock Syndrome When I was 7 years old, I experienced something that would make me question myself and my self-esteem the rest of my growing years— I was cast as a purple tulip in the school play. I can’t quite remember the name of the play. I only remember – quite read more

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Can one person make a difference?

Can one person make a difference? It’s a good question as any; can one person make a difference? As a long-time believer in the power of collective thinking, I spent most of my career encouraging those around me to share their ideas, even the crazy ones, as a means to contribute to the whole. It read more

Planning to Fail: Lessons Learned About College & Career Readiness

Planning to fail in life is something most, if not all of us, never plan for. We don’t plan to fail, we plan to succeed— but life doesn’t follow our plans. Life throws curve balls at us from the time we are born. Life isn’t fair. As a woman who grew up on the land read more

Making Deposits Into Your Child’s Emotional Bank Account

What is an emotional bank account? What is an emotional bank account? Dr. Stephen R. Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families®, defines an emotional bank account as one’s relationship with another. He explains the concept of an emotional bank account with a metaphor: “By proactively doing things that build trust in read more

5 Tips for Better Student Engagement

Student engagement can feel like it’s the tallest peak. The most basic function of a teacher is to teach and their most basic goal is for their students to learn.  We fantasize that our students would be at the edge of their seats just thirsting for our knowledge, but this picture is far from reality. read more

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    University of Michigan Studies Confirm Leader in Me’s Effectiveness To Date

    New University of Michigan studies offer strongest empirical evidence of Leader in Me’s effectiveness to date.        In January, the University of Michigan’s (UMICH) prestigious College of Education released two technical reports showing positive impacts to student disciplinary referrals and attendance in Leader in Me schools. One report focused their analysis on disciplinary read more

    Leadership role ideas for students: Birthday Buddies

    The following is a guest post.  Student Leadership Role Ideas: Birthday Buddies How do you scaffold authentic opportunities for leadership in a school? How can you encourage students to be leaders and provide them with ways to find their voice? How can you create a system where students actively run important day-to-day activities throughout our read more

    How to Use Student Data as a Tool in Self-Directed Learning

    How do you track student data in your classroom? Do you use binders, notebooks, or digital charts? Do you have a collection of folders you fill out that are only pulled out at parent-teacher conferences? Many teachers use some type of student data notebook to keep track of where their students are in achieving learning read more

    Student Leadership Guides’ Video Tutorial

    So you want to learn more about Leader in Me? Well, you found the perfect place to start! Our Student Leadership Guides are essential leadership lessons that help students learn and apply the 7 Habits and other 21st-century skills. In this video tutorial with Judy Yauch, you will be introduced to the new and improved read more

    2017 International Student Speech Contest

    The 2017 Leader in Me International Student Speech Contest is open for students K–12 attending a Leader in Me School. All students are encouraged to enter  the speech contest by submitting a two-minute video before March 31, 2017. Students (with help from their parents or school) can create a video of a traditional or a read more