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How to Choose a Service Learning Project in 5 Steps.

How to Choose a Service Learning Project in 5 Steps. This is a guest post written by Daphane Polanowski, a sixth-grade student at Sullivan Middle School. Service learning projects are a great way of teaching students a multitude of 21st- century skills, such as: social-emotional learning, team building, project management, leadership skills, and empathy. Just ask read more

How You Can Create a Peace Path of Your Own in 6 Steps.

  This is a guest post written by Mrs. Kari Butcher, First-Grade Teacher, Hollywood Elementary, A Leader in Me School, Stevensville, MI. Here’s how you can create your own Peace Path in 6 steps: The Peace Path is a conflict-resolution tool that helps students come up with 3rd Alternative solutions themselves; it offers insightful steps that shift the read more

Empowering Instruction Webcast

Join Leader in Me administrators in an overview of the NEW Empowering Instruction one-day workshop! This is a recording of the January 30, 2017, live 60-minute webcast. This webcast will provide participants with a brief overview of the one-day Empowering Instruction workshop. Participants will also learn how the workshop helps educators: Align instructional strategies with read more

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Does Aligning Academics Help Students & Schools Achieve Their Goals?

More Insight on Aligning Academics We recently published a blog post with a link to our Aligning Academics webcast and a short summary of what Aligning Academics is all about. During that webcast, we heard one educator’s experience, but we wanted to take it one step further and get more feedback on the effectiveness of read more

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Ten Non-Education Books on Leadership

This is a post written by Sarah Ann Taylor, a Leader in Me coach and consultant.   I recently received a request for some recommendations for non-education books on leadership. This request thrilled me! We become better models for the students we serve when we as practitioners commit ourselves to continual growth and learning. Below, read more

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

Newly Released Book, The Middle School Student’s Guide to Academic Success : 12 Conversations for College and Career Readiness, Prepares Students for the Future

This is a guest post written by Blake and Bo Nemelka, coauthors of the newly released book The Middle School Student’s Guide to Academic Success: 12 Conversations for College and Career Readiness. When you walk into a bookstore looking for that “perfect gift” for a young student who is going places, what do you think read more

The Most Important Characteristic of a Leader

Leaders possess many qualities, but what one characteristic is most important? We asked our coaches and blog contributors this question to see what they thought. They responded with the following: Vision Great leaders have vision for what they are trying to accomplish and how they will get there. A clear vision inspires, builds trust, and read more