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Anne McClymont Elementary
Central Okanagan School District 23
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    Our Leader In Me Journey

 

Since 2014, the AME community has worked on being a LIM school. After the staff read Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  and  The Leader in Me , many staff members went to attend Leadership Day in some Seattle area schools in 2014 ,  to see and explore the effectiveness of the 7 habits and ways in which they had been implemented in those LIM schools. 

The entire staff underwent training, a staff Lighthouse Team was created, and the school went on to explore and apply the 7 habits. These 7 habits were not taught separately in class. They became embedded in our everyday lessons, class and school activites.  

 In 2015, some new staff members underwent training and 3 of our staff members became trainers for the LIM program. The same year, our team trained staff from other schools like - Black Mountain Elementary, Pearson Road Elementary, and Oyama Traditional School - all from SD23. Later in 2015, many staff members went to another Leadership Day in Calgary, where some members of our team did a presentation for other schools. This was a great achievement  for our Teacher Lighthouse Team!

In the Span of 3 years, we worked on the 7 Habits of Happy Kids to enable our students to develop the skills of the 21st Century Learner. Basically we used the concepts of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in Kid-Friendly language to help our students develop effective personal and interpersonal skills.

During our Leader In Me journey, students and staff at AME  lived the 7 habits through

  • Creating Seven Habits songs
  • Holding Family grouping days led by the student Lighthouse Team to review and apply the Habits
  • Creating conducive school environment - Hallway signs, artwork 
  • Hold Student Led assemblies
  • Student taking responsibilities around the school for its daily functioning - like- announcements, office monitoring, peacekeepers, patrollers, lunch monitors, recylers to name a few.
  • Having LIM sessions for parents - led by students and/or teachers
  • Student led learning – Learning by Choice - where students learning is driven by their own interests and passions
  • Initiatives in the community – Hamper Drive; Winter Clothing Drive, Raising money for orphanage in India, for fresh water in Africa.
  • Planning and executing a leadership day [ May 24, 2017
  • Training other schools


 Our Journey