Leader in Me Habit #2 (Begin with the End in Mind): What Does it Mean?

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For the month of December, Reidy Creek Coyotes will be focusing on Habit #2 of Leader in Me: Begin with the End in Mind. The best way to help our students really adopt this philosophy is to practice it at home as well as in school. So, here is a little more information about Habit #2 and easy ways for you reinforce Habit #2 at home.

First of all, you might be wondering what it means to “begin with the end in mind.”

Someone who thinks with the end in mind says,

“I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference; I am an important part of my classroom.”

Here’s what the Leader in Me website has to say about how you can reinforce this habit at home:

“Having an end in mind helps your child be able to have a purpose for their goal and for the specific steps that will help them achieve it. As a family (or with an individual child), choose an area that needs improvement. The area of improvement, or the broad goal, becomes your end in mind. Then think of specific steps that will lead to achieving this goal.”

Please consider reading one of these books to your child to reinforce Habit #2 or ask your child to read one of these books and tell you how it related to Habit #2:

  • Lower Elementary books:
    • “Whistle for Willie” by Ezra Jack Keats
    • “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle
    • “Click, Clack Cows that Moo” by Doreen Cronin
  • Upper Elementary books:
    • “The School Story” by Andrew Clements
    • “Bobby Baseball” by Robert Kimmel Smith
    • “Lucy Mastermind” by Alan Feldman
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2 thoughts on “Leader in Me Habit #2 (Begin with the End in Mind): What Does it Mean?

  1. Parents: “7 Habits” and “Leader in Me” books for parents are available for a 30-day check-out from the Reidy Creek Library. We also have the audiobooks you may borrow.

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