Friday, November 28, 2008

Q1: What qualities do leaders have?

In Room24 we are finishing up a unit about leadership entitled Follow My Lead. (Information on our Leadership Summit 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 about your own path to leadership

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

December 10th - Good responses to these questions. Here is the picture of all of the words people used to describe good leaders. Image courtesy of (click on the image for full size view) --Mr. Lewis

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Q2: What problems exist that require leadership?

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

December 10th --
Lots of great comments. Here is the image of all of the words people used to describe problems that need solving. Image complements of (Click on image to see it full size)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Q3: What obstacles stand in my way?

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

Here is a visual of all of the comments complements of

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Q4: What goals should I set?

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

Here are the comments in visual form complements of

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Leadership Summit

We have been learning all about leadership in Room24! Now it is time for our second annual Leadership Summit on December 5th from 10:00 to 11:30.

The Leadership Summit is a chance for fourth graders to reflect on what it means to be a leader. They will be reflecting on these four questions:
  1. What qualities to leaders have?
  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?
Here are the slides we will be looking at on Friday. Embeddable from WizIq:

We need your involvement! Here's how:
We will present the answers to these questions on December 5th in three ways. First, we will publish them on this blog. The questions will be posted and students will be commenting. You can comment too. Second, we will Tweet them (follow room24). What is Twitter? It is a way for students to respond online through 140 character "micro-blogs". 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. Sign up for this free session here.

We look forward to sharing all that we have learned.

Room 24