Monday, August 09, 2010

Teachers Get Ready for the New Year

Teachers at Spring Hill Elementary spent last week getting ready to welcome students back on Monday by participating in The Leader in Me™ elementary program.

The all day training session, based on Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and Edwards Deming’s “Profound Knowledge,” was lead by Muriel Summers, principal of AB Combs Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The school, which enrolls students from more than 58 countries, is recognized as the first leadership elementary school in the nation, and 97 percent of the students are performing at or above their grade levels based on statewide assessments.

The goal of The Leader in Me™ process is to help develop essential life skills and characteristics students need to be successful in the 21st century. Its principles are integrated into the school’s core curriculum and focus on building self-confidence, decreasing discipline referrals, leadership training, improving academic performance, and raising levels of accountability and engagement among both parents and students.

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