Leader In Me

Ericson Elementary is a proud Leader In Me Lighthouse School. The Leader In Me program focuses on educating the "WHOLE" child and empowers teachers, administrators, parents, and students to create a positive learning environment.
Students at a Leader in Me school can cultivate positive school behavior by practicing the following seven behavior habits:

1. BE PROACTIVE: I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my actions. I make good, responsible choices without being asked, even when no one is looking

2. BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND: 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.

3. PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST: 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.

4. THINK WIN 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.

5. SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD: 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.

6. SYNERGIZE: 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.

7. SHARPEN THE SAW: 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.

By practicing these behavior habits, students can contribute to a positive school culture and become empowered leaders. The Leader in Me framework provides a holistic approach to develop students' character, leadership skills, and positive behaviors, preparing them for success in school and beyond.
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