Building Student Leadership Skills Janis Hall, Skaggs Elementary Sandi Acheson, Sigler Elementary Kim Murff, Bethany Elementary Plano ISD
Tools and Literature Lesson Ideas to Motivate and Develop Student Leadership Skills Based on the Philosophy of these Books:
Let’s Sing Be Proactive Every Day Be Proactive Stop and Think Even Though it’s Hard To Do I Think you Should Try it, Too Be Proactive Every Day Be Proactive, Stop and Think. (to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
1 Be Proactive Choose good attitudes in the library Do not blame others if they find a book that you would like to have Do not blame others if they find a book that you would like to have Do the right thing without being asked Choose to be helpful Choose to be helpful Be responsible Take good care of your books Take good care of your books
2 Begin with the End in Mind WWWWhat is my goal? What kind of book do I need today? What do I want to learn about today? How can I be a good citizen?
3 Put First Things First What is most important? Use your time wisely Use your time wisely Focus on your task- Make good selections Focus on your task- Make good selections
4 Think Win -WIN Remember you will have many opportunities to choose different booksRemember you will have many opportunities to choose different books How you treat others is important nowHow you treat others is important now
5 Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood Listen Do not interrupt others Look other people in the eyes
Find your Voice How can you helpothers in the library?
#1-Be Proactive First I think. I then make a choice. EVERYTHING I do is a CHOICE.
#1-Be Proactive The Little Engine That Could – Watty Piper
#2-Begin With the End in Mind First I THINK about what I want. I then DO what will make it happen.
#2-Begin With the End in Mind The Very Busy Spider - Eric Carle http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=NHiUQb5xg7A
#3-Put First Things First I only THINK and DO what is most important.
#3-Put First Things First The Little Red Hen – Byron Barton Alfred Digs – Lindsay Barret George
#4-Think Win-Win We think of a solution where no one gives up anything and everyone wins!
#4-Think Win-Win Lion and the Mouse – Aesop Fable Wolf! - Becky Bloom Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister
#5- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood First, I listen to others so that I may understand them, then repeat their thoughts back.
#5- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale - Marcus Pfister Runaway Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown Miss Alaineus - Debra Frasier
#6-Synergize Because we have different strengths, we can work together to create a better idea than we could alone.
#6-Synergize Cook-a-Doodle-Doo Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel Swimmy - Leo Lionni
#7-Sharpen the Saw I will take care of my brain and body, make deposits in emotional bank accounts, and do what I know is right.
#7-Sharpen the Saw The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats I.Q. Gets Fit – Mary Ann Fraser
#8-Find My Voice and Help Others I feel happier and more confident when I reach out to others with caring and kindness.
#8-Find My Voice and Help Others Hooway for Wodney Wat- Helen Lester Listen to the Wind – Greg Mortenson
Which habits can you identify? How Full is Your Bucket? (for kids) by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
Bibliography Aesop. The Lion and the Mouse Barton, Byron. The Little Red Hen Bloom, Becky. Wolf! Brown, Margaret Runaway Bunny Carle, Eric. The Very Busy Spider Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Covey, Stephen. The Leader in Me Fraser, Mary Ann. I.Q. Gets Fit Frasier, Debra. Miss Alaineus George, Lindsay Barrett. Alfred Digs Keats, Ezra Jack. The Snowy Day Lester, Helen. Hooway for Wodney Wat Lionni, Leo. Swimmy Mortenson, Greg. Listen to the Wind Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia Pfister, Marcus. Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale Pfister, Marcus. The Rainbow Fish Piper, Watty. The Little Engine That Could Sierra, Judy. Born to Read Stevens, Janet and Susan Stevens Crummel. Cook a Doodle Doo