Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids: An Elementary Curriculum to Promote Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success

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Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids emphasizes that anyone can be a leader—and it’s never too early to start learning what leadership means and how to lead. This resource engages all emerging leaders, at all emotional and academic levels, by taking a full, practical approach to building personal and group leadership attitudes. The easy-to-use activities, in categories such as Understanding Leadership, Communication, Working with Others, Problem Solving, and Making a Difference, are designed to promote group ...

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Overview

Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids emphasizes that anyone can be a leader—and it’s never too early to start learning what leadership means and how to lead. This resource engages all emerging leaders, at all emotional and academic levels, by taking a full, practical approach to building personal and group leadership attitudes. The easy-to-use activities, in categories such as Understanding Leadership, Communication, Working with Others, Problem Solving, and Making a Difference, are designed to promote group interaction, build self-confidence, and allow students to explore personal understanding. Many activities are grouped for grades K–3 or 4–6, while others can be used with some minor adaptations for any age in the range. A special set of activities is specifically geared toward kids who are transitioning to middle school. Digital content includes customizable reproducible forms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575424323
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/6/2013
  • Edition description: Book with Digital Content
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 459,037
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S., founded and runs Youthleadership.com, an online clearinghouse and resource center for individuals working with youth leaders. A former school counselor and coordinator of leadership programs at an alternative high school, she consults with organizations, writes, and presents workshops about youth leadership. Her curriculum, Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens, received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Guiding Children to Take the Lead

  • Making Time for Leadership
  • Using This Book
  • Setting the Tone
  • Aligning with Standards
  • Sequencing Suggestions
  • The Next Step
  • The Sessions

FRAMING ACTIVITIES

1: Defining Leadership (Grades K–6)

2: Leadership Acrostic (Grades K–6)

ICEBREAKERS AND WARM-UPS

3: Balloon Train (Grades K–6)

4: Linked (Grades K–6)

5: Concentration (Grades K–6)

6: Famous Pairs (Grades K–6)

7: All About Us Bingo (Grades K–6)

8: Leadership Talk Show (Grades K–6)

9: Blanket Ping Pong (Grades 3–6)

10: Martian Names (Grades 3–6)

UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP

11: Future News Makers (Grades K–6)

12: Leaders in My Life (Grades K–6)

13: Handprints* (Grades K–6)

14: Leadership Treasure Hunt (Grades 3–6)

15: What I Look for in My Friends (Grades 3–6)

BECOMING A LEADER

16: Connections* (Grades K–6)

17: Egg Hunt (Grades K–6)

18: What’s in a Name?* (Grades 3–6)

19: Everyday Dilemmas* (Grades 5–6)

COMMUNICATION

20: Word List Feedback (Grades K–2)

21: Brick Houses (Grades K–2)

22: Count Off (Grades K–6)

23: The Accidental Witness (Grades K–6)

24: Squeeze (Grades K–6)

25: Leadership Improv (Grades 3–6)

26: House of Cards (Grades 3–6)

27: Puzzle (Grades 3–6)

28: Snowflake (Grades 3–6)

29: Back/Feedback (Grades 3–6)

TEAMBUILDING AND WORKING WITH OTHERS

30: Birthday Line Up (Grades K–6)

31: Pretzel Pass (Grades 3–6)

32: Group Juggling (Grades 3–6)

33: Spaghetti Train Obstacle Course (Grades 3–6)

34: Pipeline (Grades 3–6)

35: Island Statues (Grades 3–6)

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING

36: Would You Rather? (Grades K–6)

37: Magic Carpet* (Grades K–6)

38: Humpty Dumpty* (Grades K–6)

39: Time Capsule Transfer (Grades 3–6)

40: Choose a Flag (Grades 3–6)

UNDERSTANDING POWER, VALUES, AND RELATIONSHIPS

41: Smirk* (Grades K–6)

42: More Like Me* (Grades 3–6)

43: Inside Out* (Grades 3–6)

44: What’s It Worth? (Grades 3–6)

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

45: Change the World* (Grades K–6)

46: Choosing Sides* (Grades K–6)

47: Zapping Maze* (Grades 3–6)

48: It Could Be Worse (Grades 3–6)

Supplies Needed

Index

About the Author

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