Leader of the Week

One of my favorite ways to incorporate leadership into my classroom is through the Leader of the Week. Each week a different student is chosen to be the Leader of the Week. One of the main perks is that they get to sit at the Leader of the Week desk. I made this desk special with a few decorations, a …

Accountability Partners in the Classroom

As part of a Leader in Me Lighthouse campus, we spend a lot of time working on setting, tracking, and reaching goals.  We set goals on a personal, class, grade, and school level.  One way that our students track their progress is through the use of accountability partners within the classroom. By meeting with accountability partners, students are able to …

Books for Teaching the 7 Habits (Leader in Me)

One of the best ways to teach the 7 Habits in the classroom is through the use of books. As students see characters in a book who deal with problems, make decisions, and learn character traits, they are able to make connections and see how to grow themselves.  While the 7 Habits are infused in our class every day, there …

Drop Everything and Lead!

As I’ve mentioned before, I teach at a Leader in Me Lighthouse campus. I’m sure you’ve heard of DEAR time, Drop Everything and Read, but we have DEAL time, Drop Everything and Lead! DEAL time is built into our schedule each day. We have 15-20 minutes to just focus on leadership in our classroom. I absolutely love having that set …