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April 20, 2018 Friday 12:37:32 PM IST

Direct Leadership to Help the Potential Leader in Class!

Leadership Instincts

A direct leadership lesson involves explicitly teaching students about how to lead. The teacher can  define what a leader is and ask them to list some examples of leaders in their lives. Work with the students to help them define what makes a good leader and help them understand and embody those traits in their own lives.

To teach leadership skills to middle and high school students, give them responsibilities such as heading discussions in class. Assigning leadership-themed projects also will be useful. Education writer Jim Paterson recommends allowing students to research leaders in a field of interest to them. Athletes and artists, for example, are examples of well-known people that middle and high school students look up to and can learn leadership skills from.

Teachers can choose reading assignments that portray ordinary people acting as heroes or leaders. Later, make the students discuss about the same. This encourages them to talk about the leadership lessons learned in the book while also acting out leadership positions. After one roundtable discussion, students can switch positions so that everyone has a chance to be in charge.

Another way to teach and encourage leadership is by assigning leaders in the classroom. This activity can be assigned to students of all ages, with responsibilities increasing for older students. Writing a few different classroom jobs that students can apply for, outlining responsibilities and commitments beforehand will be a good activity. Then, teachers can evaluate student performance and show them how they’re stacking up to the challenge. Jobs can be given at the beginning of the school year or on a weekly or monthly rotation.



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