Developing leadership skills through five essential practices that effective student leaders exhibit: modeling leadership skills, inspiring a shared vision, challenging existing processes, enabling others to lead, and encouraging and celebrating leadership achievements.
As students undertake an activity, the teacher leads them through the five essential practices of effective student leaders. Each practice can be conducted individually, in small groups, or in whole-group instruction. (Activities are based on The Student Leadership Challenge materials by Kouzes and Posner, http://www.studentleadershipchallenge.com/About/Five-practices.aspx.)
Students need opportunities to regularly engage in five core leadership practices that research has shown build essential leadership skills: modeling leadership skills for others, inspiring a shared vision, challenging existing practices, enabling others to act, and encouraging and celebrating leadership achievements.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1, 3, and 4 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
Please submit work examples from two students (writing, audio, images, video, or other products) that demonstrate progress toward the Effective Leadership competency, including items such as examples of vision/goal statements, video of meetings where student leadership skills were demonstrated, samples of critiques and reflections on the student’s own leadership and that of others, presentations and celebrations of leadership accomplishments, or other relevant items.
For the two students whose work examples were included above, submit their student-created reflections on the Effective Leadership activities they experienced. Use the following questions as guidance (200-word limit for each reflection):
Provide a reflection on what you learned, using the following questions as guidance (200-word limit for each response):
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