Dixon Elementary is proud to be a nationally recognized Leader in Me School. We received Lighthouse status in December 2020. We were recognized for living the principles embodied in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We have embraced and implemented the Leader in Me approach and its 5 Core Paradigms:
- Everyone can be a leader
- Everyone has genius.
- Change starts with me.
- Educators empower students to lead their own learning.
- Develop the whole person.
We have worked to develop a deep understanding of the 7 Habits, and to incorporate the language, skills and strategies in our school and personal lives. We embodied the seven habits in ourselves, and developed a school culture that promotes the development of the unique leadership abilities of each of our students.
We would like to support our families in reinforcing the Leader in Me 5 Core Paradigms and leadership principles at home.
Trusting and reinforcing the Leader in Me 5 Core Paradigms and leadership principles at home helps improve your student’s performance and fosters the qualities of independence (goal-setting, organization, time management, and planning); interdependence (teamwork, conflict management, creativity, and analytical skills); and renewal (fun, desire to learn, and good health).
Visit https://www.leaderinme.org/family-development/ for information and support in implementing Leader In Me at home.