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The Leader in Me

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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