I recently traveled to the UK and had the opportunity to meet Ed Balls, Minister of Education. I was pleased to hear of his interest in finding out how 7 Habits school programs were doing in the UK. Mr. Balls was surprised to hear that one such program was being piloted at a school not too far from his home. He committed to go to the school to observe the program.
I strongly believe that the 7 Habits is a key to turning around schools to help improve teaching, student performance, partnerships with parents and overall success. We have many schools in the U.S. integrating the 7 Habits into their curriculum with great success.
At the secondary level, one great success is found at the AB Combs Elementary school in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have transformed themselves into a model school by infusing their curriculum and school culture with the 7 Habits. Student performance has risen, discipline problems have declined and teacher job satisfaction has gone up. If you would like to learn more about AB Combs Elementary and their success, you might be interested in reading The Leader in Me or learn more in Community by going to The Leader in Me Group.
I look forward to hearing back from Mr. Balls as he evaluates the 7 Habits secondary school program at his neighborhood school. He is a great champion for finding new ways to bridge the education gap and has developed programs that are complimentary to the 7 Habits.
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