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Leader In Me

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What is The Leader In Me?

The Leader In Me is a curriculum that teaches kids character and leadership skills that they can take well beyond the classroom.  Every teacher and staff member at Skyway is trained in the Leader In Me model.  The foundation of the Leader In Me are the 7 Habits.  The 7 Habits are habits we strive to make the foundation of every part of the school day at Skyway - from the classroom, the gym and even the lunch room.  The 7 Habits guide us on not only what we do, but why and how we do it. 

What are the 7 Habits?

Habit 1:  BE PROACTIVE:  I'm in charge!  I am responsible for myself.  I take initiative and have a "can-do" attitude.  I choose how to act, how I feel and what I do.  I do what is right without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2:  BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND:  I have a plan!  I set goals for myself.  I have a plan for how I will accomplish my goals.  I think about what I want to be when I grow up and how I will get there.  

Habit 3:  PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST:  I will do my work first, then play!  I do my work before I play.  I know what my responsibilities are, and I do them based on what is most important.  I practice self-control.

Habit 4:  THINK WIN-WIN:  I believe we can all win!  I want everyone to be a success.  I don't have to put others down to get what I want.  When there is a conflict, I look for a solution that will make everyone feel good.

Habit 5:  SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD:  I will listen to others before I talk!  I am a good listener.  I try to understand other peoples' point of view.  I am comfortable sharing my opinions and ideas.  

Habit 6:  SYNERGIZE:  I know that together is better.  I know that everyone is good at something.  Everyone needs to get better at something.  I believe that we can all learn something from each other.  I know that working in a group helps to create better ideas than one person can do alone.

Habit 7:  SHARPEN THE SAW:  I take care of myself!  I keep my body healthy when I exercise, eat healthy and get enough rest.  I enjoy learning new things.  I know that it is important to spend time with people I care about.  

Sponsor a Future Leader

If you would like to sponsor a future leader, call Skyway Elementary School at 719-475-6150.  You will be updated regularly about happenings and ways your contribution has impacted our community.