Leader in Me project on display at BIS

Leader in Me project on display at BIS
Posted on 08/05/2021
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Bellefontaine students put their leadership skills to work at the intermediate school on Tuesday.

Nine students painted a maze and conflict resolution wheel in the north parking lot.

The students are current or past members of the Student Lighthouse Team.

The young leaders make decisions that are intended to make Bellefontaine Intermediate School a better place.

The newly painted items will help 3rd-5th graders work through playground conflicts or stressful moments with more independence and confidence. The Student Lighthouse Team is now in the process of creating short videos modeling how to use the tools.

The Lighthouse Team received a grant from Mary Rutan Foundation in December 2019.

The students completed the grant application and presented their request to the foundation.

The project was put on hold last school year because of the pandemic.

Leader in Me is a process designed to help teachers develop leadership skills in their students. It helps students discover their unique strengths and gives all students an opportunity to shine and become leaders. It helps infuse the language of the 7 Highly Effective People into all of the curriculum.

The 7 habits include:

- Be proactive

- Begin with the end in mind

- Put first things first

- Think win-win

- Seek first to understand then to be understood

- Synergize

- Sharpen the saw

Bellefontaine Intermediate students will learn these tools in their first two weeks of school.

Teachers Ashley Reser, Tammy Fowler, and Kenna Davis helped students during Tuesday's project.

Bellefontaine will open the school year on Tuesday, August 17th.

Photo 1: Students gather near a Conflict Resolution Wheel.

Photo 2: Students walk through a maze they created.

Photo 3: The Conflict Resolution Wheel

Students walk through a maze they created.

The Conflict Resolution Wheel

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