What is The Leader in Me?

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    What is the Leader in Me?

    The Leader in Me is a Whole-School Improvement model.  It is an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model that focuses on empowering students with leadership and life skills that they need to thrive in the 21st Century.  We know that every student that comes into our school has genius and is a leader.   Chicot students thrive in a nurturing environment when they feel safe, confident, and supported by teachers and other staff members. By recognizing each child as a leader with unique gifts and talents to share, all aspects of their education begin to flourish. This social and emotional learning process equips students with essential 21-century skills to build meaningful relationships and take ownership of their education.

    The 7 Habits

    Chicot students learn and live the 7 Habits.  

    7 Habits


    Habit 1: Be Proactive®

    You’re in Charge

    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.

    Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®

    Have a Plan

    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.

    Habit 3: Put First Things First®

    Work First, Then Play

    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.

    Habit 4: Think Win-Win®

    Everyone Can 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.

    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®

    Listen Before You Talk

    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.

    Habit 6: Synergize®

    Together Is Better

    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.

    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®

    Balance Feels Best

    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.


    Leadership Week 2019-2020

    Day 1-Leadership is...


    Day 2-Leadership at School and at Home


    Day 3- Living the 7 Habits at Home


    Day 4- Virtual Club Day


    Day 5- Chicot Support the Community and The Community Supports Chicot



    Chicot was higlighted on THV-11