It’s now almost 3 weeks later, we’re still going strong with “Class Dojo” and “The Leader in Me“.
I thought I’d share how I’m using “The Leader in Me” program to help shape my thirds into proactive and collaboratively minded students.
Now, I don’t have access to the book (yet!)
I just ordered it! 2 Day Shipping with Amazon Prime! SCORE!
So most of my information is really more like bits and pieces that I was able to scour from various blog posts, websites, and just plain ol’ intuition! But, those bits are working really starting to show progress, so I thought I’d share a few ideas and resources with you.
Check out this pinboard and follow LOTS of others by clicking here…
Like all great ideas in the 21st century, I decided to dedicate a whole pin board to this program. All those bits and scraps I have collected are now organized for safe keeping.
Videos, printables, other Leader Stuff all in one place!
Next up… the 7 Habits.
The heart of “The Leader in Me” program is the 7 habits. If you’ve ever read, “The 7th Habits of Highly Effective People” then you’ll be very familiar with the habits in this program. They are pretty much the same, just reworked to be kid friendly.
As we learn about each habit, I keep it posted on the chalkboard and refer to it during our “Leader in Me” lessons. Then, I move them up to the space above the chalkboard. Well... that’s the plan. We are still working on being “Proactive”. I figured we’d be working on that one for at least another month…
Each day, we watch a quick video and discuss it’s over all message. The kiddos talk at their table, then we discuss it as a class. In the afternoon, I do a mini lesson with a focus on the habit we discussed in the am.
I’ve been using this Prezi to help guide my instruction as well!
If you’re not familiar with Prezi, it’s a really cool interactive presentation system. I like to think of it as a glorified PowerPoint. It’s FREE to use as well! No program to download. Just click and go!
Since we’ve been working on “Proactive” behavior, we’ve done bubble maps of things we can/can’t control. We also made a “Best of Me” brain map that the kiddos keep in their folders.
Our latest lesson focused on what it means to be a good classmate.
Yeah… it’s not pretty, but it’s REAL life, people! We made this literally in the last 7 minutes of class. I was surprised we were able to get as much on there as we did!
I can’t wait to move on to our other habits and grow into the Leaders I know we can be! Stay tuned for more on this journey!
****DISCLAIMER**** I am not in any way affiliated with “The Leader in Me” program. All information here is written with the intent of helping the readers and by no means should be used as a guide for beginning the program. All items are offered as free resources and will remain that way. Please be sure to check out the book and other “Leader” links for more information**********
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