Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of The Leader in Me. The 7 Habits is a combination of universal, timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, which are secular in nature and common to all people and cultures. Here’s how the 7 Habits are taught to students in an age-appropriate format within The Leader in Me process:
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge: I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan: I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play: I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk: I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better: I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw
Balance Feels Best: I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.
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Cleo Gordon Mission Statement
We are the leaders of Cleo Gordon.
We proactively create a safe, kind, and respectful learning environment.
Comets synergize because working together is learning together.
I give my best effort now because I am worthy of a bright future.
Great happens here and it begins with me.
Cleo Gordon Homework Policy
Homework helps develop responsibility and accountability for daily practice of skills taught during the school day. It reviews, enriches, expands on classroom instruction develops the 7 habits at home.
Grade level homework is assigned by the teachers and expectations are communicated with families. Assignments will reflect a balance of practicing skills and at home reading. Time spent on homework will depend on the grade level but should not exceed an estimated ten minutes increments per grade level beginning with kindergarten and not to exceed sixty minutes for fifth grade. Students should give their best effort on homework and parents are encouraged to support their children as they complete the work. A reflection of homework completion is noted on the report card. Teachers may provide incentives for students who complete and return homework regularly.
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Students may turn them in to their teacher.