During the middle school years, students begin to go through a self-discovery phase of life as they learn to develop relationships with peers and make responsible decisions. Leader in Me Schools establish a culture of social-emotional learning that helps every middle school student build self-confidence and discover their true potential. Staff members at Leader in Me helps staff create an uplifting and empowering environment that addresses social-emotional learning by developing 21st century skills found in the Student Leadership Portrait.
After receiving community feedback to improve her failing school in 1999, Muriel Summers, principal of A.B. Combs, integrated Baldridge quality tools, the 7 Habits, and several other educational best practices to implement a leadership model. Within a few years, A.B. Combs was named the #1 Magnet School in America twice. Thanks to the success fo A.B. Combs and other schools, Leader in Me has become a model and process that continues to improve based on feedback from educators throughout the world and the evolving needs in education today.
Teens during middle school and junior high years begin laying the foundation for success in high school. In addition to establishing self-directed learning, students benefit from Leader in Me principles that develop skills like conflict resolution with peers, leadership roles on action teams at school, and public speaking opportunities at events.
Leader in Me is the ideal blueprint for every school to change the world through education.
– Erin Gruwell, Founder of the Freedom Writers
Administrators, teachers, and other supporting staff members need opportunities for meaningful professional development to impact students. Leader in Me focuses on helping staff build character, explore new paradigms, and develop highly effective practices based on timeless principles.
Families work with Leader in Me Schools to ensure teens are challenged with additional responsibilities to develop greater collaboration others, work ethic, and a goal-centric mindset. During middle school, teens continue tracking academic performance, accepting leadership roles at school, and Begin With the End in Mind® as they prepare for college, career, and life-readiness.