Leader in Me provides elementary schools with a model and process that address common challenges unique to students at this age. Many influences can affect a child’s academic success including physical, mental, social, economic, safety, and more. Staff members at Leader in Me Schools are empowered to create a nurturing environment that addresses whole-child education with five (5) Core Paradigms. These paradigms influence the behavior of staff, students, and families.
5 Core Paradigms
After receiving community feedback to improve her failing school in 1999, A.B. Combs Elementary principal Muriel Summers integrated Baldridge quality tools, the 7 Habits, and several other educational best practices to create a leadership model for her school. Since implementing this leadership model, A.B. Combs has been twice named the #1 Magnet School in America. Since then, Leader in Me has been implemented by thousands of schools worldwide and continues to evolve based on feedback from a global community of educators.
Children at Leader in Me Schools thrive in a nurturing environment when they feel safe, confident, and loved by teachers and other staff members. By recognizing each child as a leader with unique gifts and talents to share, all aspects of their education begin to flourish.
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Leader in Me shows the leadership we need to transform education is not outside our schools, but within them and especially the students themselves.
– Sir Ken Robinson, International Advisor on Education and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Teachers can often lose sight of why they became an educator because of the systems and pressures related to academic performance. Leader in Me educators rediscover their true passion for teaching by bringing the whole-child back into focus. Leader in Me gives educators purpose and direction as they reconnect with this labor of love.
During the tender years of early childhood development, parents are eager to discover anything that can help give their kids an advantage in life. Leader in Me offers families a powerful framework that aligns to the same principles being taught at school. More than just helping children finish their homework, families collaborate with the school to develop important leadership skills in children like motivation, self-directed learning, confidence, and working well with others.