Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Oak Grove Plan

Many of our Oak Grove School teachers are reading  The Leader in Me. The book describes a elementary school in Raleigh, North Carolina where the staff began teaching the Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to all of their students with incredible interpersonal and academic results that you can read about in this blog.  The staff in our Book Club believes that this could be an amazing program for all of our children.  Empowering students to lead themselves and work with others is an essential Life and Career Skill for 21st Century Learning.  On January 14, we presented the Leader in Me concept to all of our staff.  Five of our teachers, Mrs. Taylor (K), Mrs. Friedman (2nd), Mrs. Flores (4th), Mrs. Rogers (5th) and Mrs. Fillinger (5th) have been piloting some of the ideas and shared with the staff how well their children were responding.  Most of our staff will have the Stephen Covey, 7 Habits Professional Development on June 2-3.  After the staff has a chance to practice the habits, the teachers will decide if this program might be helpful to their students.  We hope to hold some parent meetings, small groups and provide newsletters so that parents will learn the language during the 2011-12 school year.   To learn more you might want to read one of the books or go to

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