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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

Empowering Paradigm Changes in the Family

We are all living our lives according to the way we see things—according to our own paradigms. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, writes, “If you want to make minor, incremental changes and improvements, work on practices, behavior, or attitude. But if you want to make significant, quantum improvement, read more

Inspiring Great Cultures at School and at Home

Great Cultures I am a parent of students who attend a Leader in Me School and I am sharing my personal experience of how the Leader in Me has impacted my life. The principal at my children’s elementary school, Riverside Elementary, invited me into his office just over three years ago. He handed me a book read more

International Student Speech Contest Finalists

2017 Finalists With nearly 300 speeches submitted by students throughout the world, including the U.S., Canada, Panama, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Guatemala, it was very difficult to choose just eight students (one from each age group and category) in the Leader in Me International Student Speech contest as the Grand Prize winners. The finalists read more