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Learning habits

Junction City Elementary School has been teaching its students “The Seven Habits For Happy Kids”, as part of its Leadership In Me program, for the past five years, said principal Pam Shunk. It’s similar to the popular adult version of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” she said.

On Thursday, several school leaders were invited to JCES Leadership Luncheon where students gave presentations about what they’ve been learning, and shared notebooks and laptop programs where they track all of their academic and behavior accomplishments every week.

Through the program, with daily enforcement of the seven habits, students learn how to take responsibility for their actions, which has led to better student behavior and higher test scores, Shunk said.

“It’s finding every child’s unique gift,” Shunk said.