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3 Tips for Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment (CAPSLE)

Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment In order to have any kind of school success, students and teachers must first have a peaceful school learning environment. But creating a peaceful school learning environment comes with many questions from educators: ‘How can we make this school more peaceful? Where do we start?’ This seems like a daunting and 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

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

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

Leader in Me at Home: Proactive Parenting

The following is a guest post on proactive parenting Proactive Parenting I first came to learn about Leader in Me while working for Lehigh Parkway Elementary School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Besides there being more than one banner around the school highlighting leadership, it was also in our very own school quote: “A Lehigh Parkway leader read more

7 School Tradition Ideas

7 School Tradition Ideas: Leader in Me Coaching Panel   School traditions are special and unique to everyone. The goal of school traditions is to build a community among students and staff but rarely do the effects of these moments seize at the completion of the event. Many adults can still distinctly remember at least one read more

Leading Out Loud: Sharing Our Leadership Journey

There are many exciting things happening in schools everywhere on a day-to-day basis. I am constantly snapping pictures and videos of students in action, learning in authentic ways, and engaging in opportunities to deepen their understanding of the 7 Habits. Many of the pictures and videos get uploaded to my computer, and some of them read more