Leader in Me & Habits of Highly Effective Students
Dear Families and Friends!
The I.S. 303 Staff is excited to introduce a new program, which we believe will have a profound effect on the staff, students, and community of our school. I.S. 303 is in the initial stages of becoming a Leader in Me school where students are taught and practice the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The introducing and reinforcing the 7 Habits, a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
This fall, we will be implementing The Leader in Me program as an introduction to personal leadership. The Leader in Me provides students with activities that will help them learn practical character and life skills that will lead to those positive choices. Written to appeal to their age level, students are presented with fun activities designed to get them thinking.
Your child is about to embark on an exciting journey and our hope is that you will ask your student how he/she is doing along the way. Having your student re-teach the content to you will give him/her an even deeper understanding and will give both of you an opportunity to learn together!
When taught and practiced in a school environment, the 7 habits have been proven to improve academic engagement, comprehensive, and performance by strengthening individual work habits and improving social interactions. They help improve student performance and support school success by helping to foster the qualities of independence (goal-setting, organization, time management, and planning); interdependence (teamwork, conflict management, creativity, and analytical skills); and renewal ( fun, desire to learn, and good health & hygiene).
The staff of I.S. 303 has made the commitment to model and implement the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in order to provide a caring and nurturing learning environment for our students. Teaching students and developing leaders is what we do! Through the teaching of the 7 Habits, your staff is working together with students to create a school that maintains the dignity of children through productive interactions while fostering positive relationships with parents and other community members. We have attached hereto an overview of the habits that we would encourage you to use at home with your child.
Please save the date of November 27, 2017 as our teachers and students who launched our Leader Me seven habits to our school community at large will be honored at our PTA Meeting.
Mr. Michael Young
Dean of Students