Lacoste Elementary 
Leader in Me 

Leader in Me is an empowering, motivating, and collaborative program that promotes character development and leadership skills. Students learn the "Seven Habits of Happy Kids" to develop their character and work toward becoming "Real-World Leaders". Students are empowered to bring out the best in others and themselves through these seven habits:

Habit 1- Be Proactive
Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3- Put First Things First
Habit 4 - Think Win-Win
Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood 
Habit 6 - Synergize
Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

As a result of the program, students and staff increase self-confidence and are equipped with the skills to strengthen their personal effectiveness. While Leader in Me is not designed specifically as an academic program, many schools have reported that its goal-setting and data-tracking processes have helped clarify academic priorities and inspire students to take greater ownership over their education, all of which can impact academic progress.  Throughout the school, the Leader in Me program generates a sense of common purpose and language, while building trust and collaboration with one another.

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