Educators are very aware when students make connections between the classroom and personal experiences. These are the moments that make learning meaningful. Having students create a lifeline of the “Ups and Downs” experienced throughout life, Lesson 1 illustrates how to tap into personal experiences to cause awareness and strengthen their leadership skills.
We invite you to take a few minutes and view this first installment — Lesson 1, The Heartbeat of a Leader, explained by a teacher and Lead4Change Educator Advisory Board Member, Allison Silverman.
Lesson 1 is the same in the 10- or 6-lesson track. This lesson is done individually, while all other Lead4Change lessons will be done as a team. The impact and personal nature of this lesson lead us to recommend it be teacher-led. From there, you will be able to empower student teams and be their coach on the sidelines.
Don’t miss the intro video and Lesson 1 video from David Novak. His message resonates with students and prepares them for some great learning!
Last year, we asked David Novak to update his lifeline. He took the time to reflect and add the events of the last 5 years. As you can see from his blog post here he experienced some major life events. David’s willingness to share some very personal insight can give courage to middle and high school students who may be hesitant to open up. Being transparent and learning to lead from our experiences is the perfect start to valuing others! Thank you, David, for being a courageous leader!
We love to hear how Lesson 1 impacts your students, and you – the teacher. Share your thoughts in your Challenge entry (teamwork section) or here.
Thank you for beginning the journey with your students.