This short article promotes self-efficacy, students feeling that they can and will accomplish what they set out to do. In the classroom, teachers encourage self-efficacy and power by allowing students to make decisions. Whether choosing their own seats, grading their own work, or teaching their peers, students will build the interpersonal skills that they need to lead others.
This video has many great ideas for helping students develop leadership skills. Students may engage in a number of activities such as interviewing teachers, creating graphs, and setting personal goals to feel empowered and part of a larger community.
Once these students use the "I Can" mantra, their journey toward empowerment and social change commenced. this inspiring video can be used to encourage students to take risks and make a difference in the world.
Teachers can use these seven characteristics (from the work of Sargent Shriver) in their classroom. They can make a poster, include the ideas in the class mission or norms, use the ideas in a rubric, or ask students to reflect on the seven characteristics in a journal.
Are you looking for a one stop place for instructional strategies on leadership? Look no more: this is it! Not only does it feature over a dozen lesson plans, but it also includes assessment ideas, recommended reading, and additional resources.
I like how this site includes mentoring and youth leadership programs in its listing of resources. In addition, there are a number of websites given that showcase a broader spectrum of literature and practices on student leadership.