Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Leadership Conference, Question #1

In Room24 we are finishing up a unit about leadership entitled Follow My Lead. (Information on our Leadership Conference here.) Students are working on answering four questions in the process of developing leadership skills. Each of the four questions is a separate post.

Room24 students: sign in and answer the questions as a comment, or ask a new question that comes to mind.

Visitors: Please answer the questions yourself, ask a question of my students or provide a comment rich with sage advice which will guide these young people down the path of leadership (no pressure).

Our first question is this: What is leadership? What qualities do I already have that are similar to that of great leaders?

Here's our discussion about the definition of

Leadership Conference, Question #2

(Find information on our Leadership Conference here.)

Question #2 is: What problems exist in our school, community or world that require great leadership?

Leadership Conference, Question #3

(Information about our leadership conference is here.)

Here is question #3: What obstacles stand in my way from becoming a great leader?

Leadership Conference, Question #4

(Information about our leadership conference is here).

Our fourth question about leadership is: What goals should I set for myself to become a leader?

Here's a screenshot of our discussion, goals on the left, first steps on the right:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Leadership Summit!

We have been learning all about leadership in Room24. Each student researched a great leader (some researched a negative leader) and they spent some time identifying the qualities that made them great leaders. Now it is time to make some connections between those great leaders and ourselves. We will spend some time this week addressing these four questions:

  1. What is leadership?
  2. What problems exist in my school or community that could be solved if I were a leader?
  3. What obstacles stand in my way that prevent me from being a leader?
  4. What goals can I set for myself to get past these obstacles?
We will present the answers to these questions on Friday by publishing them on this blog and Tweeting them (follow room24). We will also invite anyone to join us in a live conversation via WiziQ where participants can address these questions themselves, thinking about themselves when they were young, giving advice to Room24 or sharing a story of a great student leader. Click here to view information about the session and to create an account to participate.