Leading in the New Year
Quitman School District students will not return from their holiday break until Monday, January 7th, but staff and faculty throughout the district have already begun the preparations for a successful second semester to the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Their goal is to create a leadership culture through the use of FranklinCovey Education’s Leader in Me Process. Concepts and a shared language began being introduced to both students and the surrounding community during the first semester. Most students in grades Pre-K through eighth can now easily list Stephen Covey’s 7 habits listed in his The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win-Win
- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
The goal is to ensure that the students of Quitman School District are taking a leadership role in their education, and QSD teachers agree with Covey when they read,
“Leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.”
Stephen R. Covey
By focusing on one habit at a time QSD faculty and staff are noticing better communication with their students. They are reporting that they see the students’ excitement as the children are working to be leaders in their schools.
With a common language and clear definitions of what it means to be a leader, to establish goals, and to formulate and follow plans to a better future for not only themselves, but for each other as well, students at Quitman School District are creating a culture of leadership in their schools.
It sure is great to lead in 2019!