Welcome to The Canisteo-Greenwood Elementary School


     CG Elem


    Colleen Brownell, Elementary Principal
    120 Greenwood Street
    Canisteo, NY 14823
    607-698-4225  fax 698-2345

    Friday, September 18, 2020
      "Teaching for Learning" 
    We believe that all students can learn and can achieve at optimum levels of academic performance,
    regardless of their previous academic performance, family background,
    socio-economic status, race or gender.   

    This is Canisteo-Greenwood Elementary School's  first  year in  a new program called The Leader in Me.  Leader in Me stems  from  Stephen Covey’s  “7 Habits of  Highly Effective People.” By following the 7 habits, students will learn and grow here at CG, while displaying leadership skills. We are very excited about this new program and look forward more leadership opportunities for our students at CG Elementary.   

    What is Leader in Me?

    Leader in Me provides a whole school transformational approach providing necessary leadership and lifestyle skills for students. Being a Leader in Me school means that students are being equipped with skills that will prepare them to succeed while currently in school and in the future, making them college or career ready. Through Leader in Me, CG Elementary will create a positive culture that promotes student empowerment and student leadership!  
     Students at a Leader in Me school are taught the following habits:
    Habit 1- Be Proactive
    You're in Charge!
    I am a responsible person, I take initiative.  I choose my
    actions, attitudes and moods.  I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking. 
    Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind
    Have a Plan! 
     I plan ahead and set goals.  I do things that have meaning and make a difference.  I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision.  I look for ways to be a good citizen. 
    Habit 3 - Put First Things First
    Work First, Then Play!
    I spend my time on things that are most important.  This means I say no to things I know I should not do.  I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
    Habit 4 - Think Win-Win
    Everyone Can Win!
    I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.  I make deposits in other's Emotional Bank Accounts.  When conflicts arise, I look for Third Alternatives.   
    Habit 5- Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    Listen Before You Talk!
     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.  I look people in the eyes when talking. 
     Habit 6- Synergize
    Together is Better! 
    I value other people's strengths and learn from them.  I get along with others, even people who are different than me.  I work well in groups.  I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than any of use can along.  I am humble. 
    Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw
    Balance Feels Best!
    I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.  I spend time with my family and friends.  I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.  I find meaningful ways to help others.   
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