a place of learning, learning is not just about acquisition and retrieval of information. Children construct knowledge actively, incorporating new ideas and concepts into their existing understandings.

The Leader in Me

As of the 2013/2014 academic year, Blossom School became the Leader in Me School. Since then our school paradigm and culture have shifted.

The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey’s whole school transformation process that uses best practices and universal principles from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It equips students with essential leadership and life-readiness skills they need to thrive in the 21st Century. It helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.

 

Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of the overall The Leader in Me process. The 7 Habits is a synthesis of universal and timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, which are common to all people and cultures.

 

                                                          

 

At Blossom School, we learn and we live the 7 Habits. 

Habit 1 — Be Proactive

You’re in Charge: I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan: I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play: I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in other's Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflict arises, I look for third alternatives.

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk: I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6 — Synergize

Together is Better: I value other people's strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us can alone. I am humble.

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best: I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn lots of ways and from lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

LEARN TODAY. LEAD TODAY.