Barnett Elem. implements Leader in Me program
Students are greeting each other in the halls, talking and singing about the 7 Habits. In the month of September, Barnett Elementary The students care about their school. School in Payson kicked off the Our attendance and on-time percentage Leader in Me program. This event was designed has increased dramatically because we to help parents and families learn have set a Wildly Important Goal, and more about leadership and life skills. The the kids are working hard to achieve it. program creates a culture of student empowerment As you walk through the halls, you can based on the idea that every feel the positive energy this program has child can be a leader. The concepts are amplified in our school. We are loving it!” based on Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 The faculty and staff had worked Habits of Highly Effective People.” hard to be ready for implementing this
Students will be using words and phrases new program. Faculty and staff attended such as “Be Proactive” or “Synergies.” trainings in the summer to learn about Students will think of things in a different Sean Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Happy way and solve problems on their own. Kids.” These trainings focused on exposing Using the Leader in Me program, students the staff to what the habits are as well set their own academic and personal goals as how to really live the habits as individuals. and then “Begin with the End in Mind” To be able to teach and use these to make a plan on how they are going to habits in education, these educators had achieve them. Many students began to to first learn how to apply each habit to take responsibility for their actions and their personal lives. Faculty also had an tried to always create a “Win-Win” situation. “Implementation Day” where they were taught how to incorporate the Leader in
Principal Stoddard said, “Just in the Me into their instruction. A “Lighthouse first month of introducing the Leader in Team” was also formed to discuss how Me Program to our students, Barnett Elementary’s this program would function at Barnett culture has changed for the better. Elementary.