Leader in Me
  • The Leader in Me boosts school and youth leadership development with research-based teaching methods, classroom techniques, and social emotional learning methods. 

    The Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, be considerate of others, value differences, live a balanced life, and so much more. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.

    The Leader in Me and its 7 Habits will be embedded into our school day throughout the entire school year across all grades here at Coastal Elementary!

    Habit Review
    Habit 1 — Be Proactive

    You're in Charge

    I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

    Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

    Have a Plan

    I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

    Habit 3 — Put First Things First

    Work First, Then Play

    I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

    Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

    Everyone Can Win

    I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

    Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

    Listen Before You Talk

    I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

    Habit 6 — Synergize

    Together is Better

    I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

    Habit 7 — Sharpen the Saw

    Balance Feels Best

    I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

    Habit 8 – Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs

    Speak Up For Yourself and Others In A Positive Way

    I have found something that I am good at and really like doing. I am proud but do not boast. Instead, I use my expertise to help and inspire others.

     

7 Habits