Friday, September 3, 2010

Schools to implement new leadership program

Teachers at Carey and Hailey Elementary complete training


By EXPRESS STAFF

The staffs at Carey School and Hailey Elementary School completed a four-day training course last week to implement a new student leadership program at the two schools.

The Leader in Me training program was brought to the staffs by trainer Kevin Miller with FranklinCovey, a national training and consulting firm.

Carey Principal John Peck said the concepts will be implemented at the two schools beginning opening school day on Tuesday. According to a press release, the Leader in Me Program helps students build good habits, including being proactive, having a goal in mind, having a winning attitude and seeking to understand before trying to be understood.

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"We are all very excited to implement this program into our everyday routine, teaching, coaching, recess, learning and life—it covers it all," Peck said. "This isn't new curriculum, or another thing on the teacher's plate. It is a new way of thinking about our business, a new culture and new way of teach and living."

Peck said the program teaches "timeless principles" to help students develop "essential life skills and characteristics" for the 21st century.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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