Everyone should have the opportunity to explore and exercise leadership. This toolkit provides students with a new outlook on leadership, as something that already exists within themselves rather than outside themselves. As Rick says, “What saved me is I focused on what I could do.” Lessons focus on problem-solving, decision-making, and communications skills.
This unit covers different definitions of and contexts for exercising leadership.
The lessons focus on problem-solving, decision-making, and professional written and oral communication skills.
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Learn how secondary educators can use this FREE bilingual resource. Curriculum-specific lessons and activities cover different definitions of and contexts for exercising leadership.
Students are given a school scenario that requires leadership. Students randomly select a leadership style and then use the selected style to creatively propose a solution for a problem faced in schools. Students gain an appreciation of the multiple ways a problem can be solved and identify their own unique style for problem solving.
Students examine their ability to mentor elementary students who have written to them requesting specific kinds of help transitioning to high school. Students also examine the meaning of hard skills and soft skills and identify the skills they would like to work on through mentorship experience.
Students watch video clips of examples of good presentations. They identify three key aspects of successful presentations and the challenges and coping strategies of presenters Students develop a 45 second presentation and a 3 minute presentation on a topic of their choice.
Students learn that employing preparation, perspective, and personality helps us create impactful presentations by presenting their 3 minute presentations to their peers (developed in Presenting for Impact).