Synopses & Reviews
Every teen can be a leader. This flexible, ready-to-use curriculum helps you instill a leadership attitude in all adolescents. The 21 sessions teach leadership skills through activities, discussion, observation, reading, writing, and goal setting. Includes assessment tools, reproducible forms and exams. Note: Requires use of the student book Everyday Leadership.
2007 Distinguished Achievement Award
Curriculum Package/Specialized Audience Instruction categoryandmdash;The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)
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. The 21 sessions in this youth leadership curriculum guide teens to explore ethical decision-making, team-building, what it means to be a leader, how to work with others, risk-taking, communication, creative thinking, and more. Choose the sessions that seem best for your class or group, or explore leadership skills through an entire school year.
The revised and updated 2nd edition includes the Everyday Leadership Skills & Attitudes (ELSA) inventory, a leadership measurement tool, as well as reproducible handouts, evaluation tools, and exams. Access to digital content includes the reproducible handouts from the book, the student inventory of leadership skills and evaluation tools, and lots of bonus material. Requires use of the student book, Everyday Leadership.
About the Author
Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S.
, worked with college student leaders at Syracuse University, Santa Clara University, and Metropolitan State College of Denver before serving as the school counselor and coordinator of leadership programs at an alternative high school in Colorado. While there, she received honorable mention for Counselor of the Year. Now, she’s a nationally recognized leadership consultant who works with schools (K–12 and higher education), nonprofit agencies, faith groups, and communities interested in developing meaningful, sustainable leadership efforts for kids, teens, and young adults.
Mariam was the youth volunteer trainer for Night Lights (a respite care program that serves families with kids with special needs) and EPIC Mentors (a program started by one of her sons at his elementary school that pairs peer mentors with kids with learning challenges). She founded Youthleadership.com (now mariammacgregor.com) to provide support to youth leaders and individuals working with them. She lives in Texas with her husband and three kind kids.
Table of Contents
List of Reproducibles
Preface: Inspiring Teens to Take the Leas
Introduction: Leading the Way
SESSION 1: Introducing Leadership (session expectations, value of learning leadership)
SESSION 2: What Leadership Means to Me (defining leadership)
SESSION 3: The Leaders in My Life (qualities of leadership)
SESSION 4: What I Look for in a Leader (what makes a good leader)
SESSION 5: Leaders and Followers (human behavior of group members and of leaders)
SESSION 6: Power Play (leadersandrsquo; power, influence, and authority)
SESSION 7: Communicate with Style (nonverbal cues, positive feedback)
SESSION 8: Hear, There, Everywhere: Active Listening (listening blocks, tips for effective listening)
SESSION 9: My Values (personal values and decision making)
SESSION 10: Doing the Right Thing (ethics and ethical decision making)
SESSION 11: He Says, She Says (leadership and gender)
SESSION 12: Choosing Tolerance (stereotypes and prejudices)
SESSION 13: Strength in Numbers (team building)
SESSION 14: Turning Conflict into Cooperation (conflict management)
SESSION 15: All in Favor, Say andldquo;Ayeandrdquo; (majority rule decision making)
SESSION 16: All for One and One for All (consensus decision making)
SESSION 17: Taking Chances (appropriate risk taking)
SESSION 18: Thinking Creatively (the need for creative thinking)
SESSION 19: Having My Voice Heard (public speaking)
SESSION 20: Motivating the Team (identifying personal motivators)
SESSION 21: Showing Appreciation, Celebrating Success (recognizing peopleandrsquo;s contributions)
Midterm and Final Exams
Resources and Additional Reading
Resources for Students
About the Author