Ormsby School implements The Leader in Me program. This leadership model is based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me life principles are integrated into our school’s core curriculum and everyday language.
Ormsby School has achieved positive results through this program.
• Students develop skills and self-confidence to become leaders in the 21st century
• Improved academic achievement
• Raised levels of accountability and engagement in staff
• Decreased discipline referrals
• Greater satisfaction and involvement among parents
Ormsby is inspiring greatness, one child at a time.
Check out the Leader in Me website at http://www.theleaderinme.org/
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Habit 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 wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 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 and look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
I spend my time on things that are most important. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 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 alternatives.
Habit 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.
Habit 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 any one of us alone.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends.