Each week our students have been participating in a part of the morning we call DEAL Time. It stands for Drop Everything And Lead. This is the time where our staff and students learn about a specific Habit, hold a class meeting, review their own progress towards meeting their learning goals, demonstrate team building, and more. DEAL time this April will focus on Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. Habit 7 is preserving and enhancing the greatest asset we have - ourselves. It's regularly renewing the four dimensions of our nature: body, mind, heart, and spirit. The highly effective paradigm is ensuring that you take time for yourself every day because it gives you the ability to do everything else. As the end of the school year approaches and deadlines are all on our minds, be sure to stop and renew yourself. You are never too busy to stop refuel yourself. This will keep you healthy in all aspects of your life.
The Leader in Me is a process of school and personal effectiveness based on timeless universal principles of leadership revolving around Stephen R. Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It teaches leadership and life skills to staff, students, and families around the idea that every child and every adult can be an effective leader in all aspects of their lives. As we live the 7 Habits, staff and students utilize their talents to improve the school, their home, and their community. The more we are involved in leadership, the more ownership we all will take in making our world a better place. Ultimately, The Leader in Me empowers each of us to be self-confident and self-reliant or independent, able to work effectively with others or interdependent, and able to make meaningful contributions wherever we choose to go in life.
Scott P. Knoebel
Scott P. Knoebel