The Leader in Me

Our Journey

In July of 2016 Murray Language Academy began the process of becoming a Leader in Me School. Our staff attended multiple trainings and learned: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, How to Create Culture, How to Launch Leadership, and How to Teach Others the 7 Habits.  In January 2017 the staff welcomed the first group of students to benefit from The Leader in Me.

About Leader in Me

The Leader in Me is FranklinCovey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of the overall The Leader in Me process. The 7 Habits is a synthesis of universal, timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, which are common to all people and cultures.

The 7 Habits Parent Resources

1. Be Proactive                                                                      The Leader in Me website
2. Begin With the End in Mind
3. Put First Things First                                                       The Leader in Me Parent Information
4. Think Win-Win
5. Seek First to Understand then to be Understood      The Leader in Me Parent Guide
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the Saw

What to Expect:
• Increased 7 Habits language in the school building and at school events
• Consistent communication about Leader in Me
• School wide events that incorporate The Leader in Me
• Leadership opportunities for students and their families at building events

Students Will Have an Opportunity To:
• Lead school assemblies and morning announcements
• Take on leadership roles in the classroom
• Give building tours
• Mentor other students
• Build positive and meaningful adult and peer relationships

How You Can Help at Home and School:
• Support the principles and mindset of the 7 Habits at school and at home
• Begin to set goals with your family at home
• Ask your child how he/she incorporated the 7 Habits at school each day
• Find ways to use the 7 Habits in your own personal and family life

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