Students at Rimbey Elementary School are being given tools to help them not only through elementary school, but also through the many challenges they will face as they grow to adulthood.
The program, The Leader in Me, designed to be integrated into a school’s curriculum and every day language, helps teach students the skills and self-confidence they will need to succeed as leaders in the 21st century.
September 20, Steve Harmer, a former principal and currently a motivational magician, did a presentation on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids, based upon the work of Stephen Covey. The presentation kicked off RES’s focus on Covey’s 7 Habits.
Principal Jodi Bramfield said the students enjoy the program.
“We focus on different habit each month and the concepts are then reinforced by the classroom teachers throughout the month. At our monthly recognition rally we celebrate students who have demonstrated these habits. It encourages them to be the best person they can be.”
“The Leader in process also helps to create a common language within a school, built on proven principle-based leadership skills found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” said assistant principal Kathleen Terry.
In October the students are working on Habit 1: Be Proactive/You’re in charge of you.