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Leader In Me

Thiriot Elementary is proud to be a Leader in Me School. Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader. This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.


At Thiriot Elementary, we focus on developing the whole-child by:

  • teaching LEADERSHIP to every student,

  • creating a CULTURE of student empowerment,

  • and aligning systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.

Take a look at the Leader in Me Parent Guide. It is full of ideas and activities to help you teach and model the 7 Habits principles to your children at home.


"Leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.”


- Stephen R. Covey, The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child At a Time

The Seven Habits


Habit 1

Be Proactive

  • I have a “Can Do” attitude.

  • I choose my actions, attitudes and moods.

  • I don’t blame others.

  • I do the right thing without being asked, even if nobody is looking. 

Online Books:

The Little Engine that Could

Amazing Grace


Habit 3

Put First Things First

  • I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I should not do.

  • I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.

  • I am organized. 

Online Books:

Jamaica's Find

Froggy Gets Dressed

Alejandro's Gift


Habit 5

Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood

  • 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. 

Online Books:

Let's Be Enemies


Jamaica's Find

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Habit 7

Sharpen the Saw

  • 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.  

Online Books:

Owl Moon

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late

The Snowy Day


Habit 2

Begin With
the End in Mind

  • I plan ahead and set goals.

  • I do things that have meaning and make a difference.

  • I am an important part of my school.

  • I look for ways to be a good citizen. 


Online Books:


Whistle For Willie

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Habit 4

Think Win-Win

  • I want everyone to be a success.

  • I don’t have to put others down to get what I want. It makes me happy to see other people happy.

  • I like to do nice things for others. When a conflict arrives, I help brainstorm a solution. We all can win! 

Online Books:

The Doorbell Rang

The Rainbow Fish

The Butter Battle Book


Habit 6


  • 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. I know that “two heads are better than one”. I am a better person when I let other people into my life and work. 

Online Books

A Chair for My Mother

The Garden of Happiness

Alphabet Mystery

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