how learn to lead works
Learn to Lead is a comprehensive leadership program for high school students and a character and literacy program for 4th grade students. High school students are offered an intentional step-by-step process on how to teach character values such as respect and responsibility to 4th graders. THis is called the circle good, where high school students learn to lead through doing and 4th graders learn valuable character values such as team work.
sports--literature and film, prpject-based adventure activities.
Learn to Lead approaches the teaching and learning of leadership in much the same way we teach math or science--breaking complex concepts of leadership into understandable actions. Intentionality is the missing link. Schools teach children how to do math and swing a bat. Teachers carefully plan the sequence of teaching algebra I-and-II and how each one developmentally leads to the next and prepares students for geometry. Coaches teach baseball skills such as fielding and trapping the ball. But, in the process of teaching we neglect to teach children the skills of how to lead. We expect that our students will somehow learn on their own what responsibility means and how to engage in responsible acts. We expect our young people to know how to stand up to domestic violence and bullying on their own. Some children will by chance, if they are lucky. But luck is not the way we want to assure our children’s future.
The Leadership Rubric is based on Robert Carkhuff's Detractor to Leader Scale and Jeff Beedy and Steve Davis's Total Human Development Model (2002).