How is The Leader in Me implemented in a school?

Author: redolive
August 22, 2018

Leader in Me is implemented as follows:

  • School staff identify a new vision of the outcomes they want for their school (e.g., decreasing discipline referrals).
  • School staff learn Leader in Me principles and tools and begin incorporating the leadership principles in their work and relationships (e.g., learning how to work more cooperatively with each other).
  • School staff model the behaviors to their students.
  • Teachers are taught how to incorporate the leadership principles and tools into school culture and curricula.
  • Key elements of the leadership model are implemented into the school, including:
    • Teaching students how to set, track, and achieve their goals in a Leadership Notebook.
    • Reinventing the physical environment to reinforce the vision and outcomes for the school (banners, signs, murals).
    • Holding Student-Led Conferences, which are similar to parent-teacher conferences, but with the students taking ownership for their learning and leading these conferences.
    • Giving each student a leadership role within the school.
    • Holding student-led Leadership Events.
    • Using a common language of leadership.
  • Parents also play an important role in supporting their children in the process.
  • School staff, students, and parents utilize a number of resources (lesson plans, videos, student activity guides, Teacher Editions, posters, books, and Leader in Me Online) to help them implement and reinforce the process.

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