Brookside Elementary

Leader in Me

 

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 conflicts arise, 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 to others 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 in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.