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Eight Qualities That Can Make A Student Leader Great

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I like this list because it describes the qualities in a way that high school students will understand and be able to use.  I think that this list would be very useful if hung up as a poster in the classroom.  I believe that students seeing this list on a daily basis will help students to embrace the skills that they are being taught in other ways. 

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FASTEN | Helps for Teaching Youth Effective Listening and Communication Skills: Encyclopedia of Urban Ministry | UrbanMinistry.org: Christian Social Justice Podcasts, MP3s, Grants, Jobs, Books

FASTEN | Helps for Teaching Youth Effective Listening and Communication Skills: Encyclopedia of Urban Ministry | UrbanMinistry.org: Christian Social Justice Podcasts, MP3s, Grants, Jobs, Books | Teaching leadership in (science) classroosms | Scoop.it
    () ()       YOUTH RESOURCE () () Helps for Teaching Youth Effective Listening and Communication Skills (Adapted from Leadership 101: Developing Leadership Skills for Resilient Youth, Facilitator’s Guide by Mariam MacGregor, Youthleadership.com,...
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One of the tools offered on the FASTEN: Youth Leadership and Development Toolkit’s website is an article on developing effective listening and communication skills.  Listening and communicating effectively are two very important skills that good leaders possess.  I really like that the website provided a list of “ ‘road blocks’ for active listening.”  I think that as a teacher it is very important to be able to point out the common mistakes that students make when trying to be good listeners.  I would incorporate this into a lesson that involved group work.  Before the students began working in a group I would point several of these out and tell the students to be cautious of them. 

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Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens

Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens | Teaching leadership in (science) classroosms | Scoop.it
Every teen can be a leader. That's because leadership is not just about taking the lead in big ways, but in everyday small things, too.
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This book discusses different ways that leadership can be taught to all students.  I think that this book would make an excellent reference guide for teachers interested in promoting leadership skills in their classrooms.  It provides a variety of different activities that promote leadership.  One activity that I particularly like for a science classroom involves students creating a contraption that will prevent an egg from breaking using only straws and tape.  This activity (found on page 122 of the book) can be connected with the curriculum of a science class, but also promotes different types of leadership skills. 

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10 minute Leadership Lessons

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This document prepared by the University of Minnesota has several 10-minute lesson plans that teach students leadership skills.  The lesson plans are the perfect length to incorporate into any classroom, even if the content is not related to the curriculum.  Many of the lessons focus around the students getting to know themselves better, in order for them to create their own leadership style.  Many of the high schools in ABSS have a weekly block of time set aside for character development lessons.  I think that these lessons would be a perfect way to use that time to teach the students valuable skills in a fun and engaging way. 

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A Project-Based Engineering and Leadership Workshop for High School Students

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This is an informational document for a summer leadership program for high school students at the University of Idaho that focuses on STEM education. At this program, students work in teams to design engineering projects that solved real world problems.  By learning to work more effectively teams, 80% of students said that they felt they better understood what it meant to be a leader.  This program also helped confirm student’s ideas that they wanted to major in a STEM field when they entered college.  While this summer programs will not be likely to affect many, if any, of our students as teachers we can use their ideas in our classrooms. 

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Classroom Jobs

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The publication by Teacher for America discusses the importance of creating classroom jobs when promoting leadership among students.  The article discussed two main benefits of assigning classroom jobs, one for the teacher and one for the students.  The main benefit to the teacher is that it helps the class to run more smoothly, but cutting out meaningless task for the teacher, such as passing out papers.  The students benefit by learning a sense of responsibility to the other members of their class.  The article gives a sample application for the classroom jobs.  I think that the idea of having students apply for the classroom positions may be beneficial because it will give students practice when applying for jobs outside of school. 

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Leadership Games - Learn Good Leadership Skill Development

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Leadership games build communication, teamwork, problem solving and more. Learn good leadership skills and reach your potential in both your personal life and career.
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This website describes a variety of games that can be used to teach leadership skills to people of any age.  While these games are not related to the science curriculum, or the curriculum of any core subject for that matter, I still consider them to be very useful.  As a future teacher, I see the value of take 20-30 minutes of class time every few weeks develop leadership skills in students.  Of the games listed in this website, I like the survival game and the tallest tower built the best.  I think that they will provide an appropriate difficulty level for high school students. 

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Youth Leadership Development

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National Resource Center for Youth Development
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This webpage on the National Resource Center for Youth Development discussed the importance of leadership development in youths.  This website discusses the importance of leadership skills for students as they begin to enter the workplace.  As a teacher one of my goals is to prepare students to be college and career ready.  This page also discusses some of the challenges that should be expected when developing leadership in students. One of the key challenges listed is that adults often do not think that young people are capable of being strong leaders.  As teachers it is our job to teach our students that they are capable of demonstrating good leadership skills.   

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Student Leadership Challenge | About

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Welcome to the Student Leadership Challenge. We offer a variety of tools and programs for student leaders to develop and sharpen their skills.
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The Student Leadership Challenge is a program that helps you to "liberate the leader in every one of your students."  This program focuses on 5 practices of exemplary leaders: model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and encourage the heart.  This program provides teachers with the resources necessary to teach these skills to their students.   The website also has a "Student Leadership Practices Inventory" that helps students determine where they stand as a leader.   

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Teaching Leadership Skills to High School Students With Hands-On Activities | eHow

Teaching Leadership Skills to High School Students With Hands-On Activities | eHow | Teaching leadership in (science) classroosms | Scoop.it
Learning leadership skills is an important part of heading out into the workforce. As high school students prepare to go out into their first job or gear up for college, they need to learn the key points of leadership.
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This article provides several different learning experiences that can be used to teach leadership skills to students.  The activities could be used across content areas, as they were general outlines that teachers would be able to customize for their students.  One theme that I noticed in all of the activities was students assigning the members of their group to different roles and explaining to the teacher why they made those decisions.  I think that these activities allow students not only to learn the course curriculum, but also teach them to think metacognitively about their leadership skills.

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TXT: Teen Page

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This website is directed at high school students and helping them become better leaders.  There are several useful pages on this website.  The first one that I found to be extremely important was a page that listed the qualities of a good leader and gave suggestions on how to implement them in a high school setting.  The other page that I thought would be great for high school students gives students different ideas on how to become a leader.  The website pushes for students to get involved with something that they are passionate about, as well as reinforcing the idea that you don’t need a title to become a leader in the school.  I think that this would be a great website for teachers to provide a link to on their website in a character development section. 

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Teaching Students to Become Leaders Through School and Community Service

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This article focuses on the Cornell Central High School's year-long leadership class.  The course focuses around three different aspects of leadership: understanding self, serving the school and reaching out to the community.  The course begins with the students getting to know themselves as leaders by examining their own personal values and beliefs.  They then spend a majority of the year creating projects that help others at their school, such as a homework club or a beautification project.  The students then reach out to members of the community to get them involved with the high school students.  Overall the students in this class learn valuable leadership skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. 

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