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The Leader in Me

12 months ago

By Linda Moffatt

The staff at Valley Elementary School is reading The Leader in Me by Stephen Covey.

The Leader in Me, based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by Stephen Covey, teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a school culture based on the idea that every child can be a leader. 

The Leader in Me emphasizes skills parents, teachers, and business leaders want and students need to be successful in an ever-changing society – skills of accountability, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, responsibility, problem solving, communication and teamwork.

The Leader in Me book cover

A Mindset for Learning

12 months ago

By Linda Moffatt

Kathy Stark, Teacher on Assignment, is leading an after school book talk on A Mindset for Learning.

Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz show teachers how to lead students to a growth mindset focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes:

  • optimism
  • persistence
  • flexibility
  • resilience
  • empathy

“We want our students to take on challenges with zeal, to see themselves not as static test scores but as agents of change.” (Mraz & Hertz, 2014).  

A Mindset for Learning pairs research with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, and classroom vignettes.

A Mindset for Learning book cover