• Coastal Elementary is a Leader in Me school,  incorporating Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective People. Students and staff learn to use a common language and build an understanding of how to work effectively, independently and interdependently, in all aspects of life, not just at school.


    The 7 Habits

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are:

    • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
    • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
    • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
    • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
    • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
    • Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)
    • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

    Click on the links below to learn more about the 7 Habits and how they can be used at home to build a culture of effectiveness.

  • "Leader in Me shows the leadership we need to transform education is not outside our schools, but within them and especially the students themselves."


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    What is "Leader In Me"?

    • A process that helps develop the essential life skills and characteristics students need in order to thrive in the 21st century.
    • Uses Stephen Covey's, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People model, tailored to children and teachers in an education setting.
    • Currently has been rolled out to over 650 school world wide.

    Why is it good for my children?

    • Personal leadership-being accountable for actions and attitudes
    • Initiative and self-discipline, making healthy choices
    • Ability to work well with others, cross culturally and in teams
    • Effective communication and listening skills
    • Ability to solve complex problems and creative thinking skills
    • Inspires greater self-confidence with a belief that very child can be a "leader of their own life", has unique talents and can make a difference.
    • Teaches skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.

    What types of results are expected?

    • Increase academic achievement and decline in discipline problems
    • Increase student self confidence, improved social and life skills
    • Increase student, teacher and parent satisfaction with their education