A shared goal achievement methodology can create the conditions to help students go from missing academic achievement benchmarks to meeting–or exceeding–their expectations for academic progress.
Academic achievement is one of the most prominent factors used to determine a school’s success. When student achievement data such as recent NAEP scores indicate a downward trend in student reading and math achievement, or state or local data indicate that students are not reaching other learning benchmarks, panic sets in throughout the school community. In response, schools often double down on instructional improvement efforts. But research has shown that there are other–equally important–factors such as executive functioning, physical safety, and self-awareness that work in tandem to impact student achievement. Prioritizing these other factors can lead to increased learning engagement, improved levels of resilience; and most importantly, better academic outcomes.
My students are my biggest accountability partners.I’ve seen them take it and grow emotionally and speak to things they feel in their leadership roles, encouraging each other, calling each other to action, and synergizing. It has been amazing to see the transformation of our students. (Tampa_Symposium_Stories_C1543)
Lauren, Reneissance Charter School
“The Leader in Me program helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.”
Leader In Me continues to inspire all of our stakeholders to strive for greatness both personally and professionally. The key is to fully commit to the process and hold yourself accountable for embedding the habits into your life. During the most challenging times, it will serve as a foundation for how to keep moving forward in spite of obstacles. More importantly, you learn how to prioritize small and big rocks, which helps with accomplishing goals.
Principal, Leader in Me School