The Leader in Me is Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce that The Leader in Me is coming soon to LES!  Leader in Me is a whole school improvement model that uses teaching practices to promote social and emotional learning for students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.  Leader in Me takes an organizational approach to engage all members of the school community, including professional learning that focuses on helping teachers collaboratively create a school culture where students and adults practice social and emotional learning through a leadership lens as part of their everyday school experience.  

Leader in Me aims to shift mindsets with five core paradigms: everyone can be a leader, everyone has genius, change starts with me, educators empower students to lead their own thinking, and develop the whole person. The program provides teachers with a variety of practices that support leadership, culture, and academics.

The Leader in Me process has Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 4 Disciplines of Execution as its foundation. These principles and practices are prevalent throughout the process, including the staff professional trainings and in direct student lessons. There are also student leadership notebooks that students can use to record their learning. Lessons and teaching practices are designed to support both interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness and competence, including critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, and the ability to work in groups.

We cannot wait to begin this journey with our staff, students and families!