Do you think that this person was a leader?
“He was described by a Homestead classmate as kind of a brain and kind of a hippie … but he never fit into either group. He was smart enough to be a nerd, but wasn’t nerdy. And he was too intellectual for the hippies, who just wanted to get wasted all the time. He was kind of an outsider. In high school, everything revolved around what group you were in. and if you weren’t in a carefully defined group, you weren’t anybody. He was an individual, in a world where individuality was suspect.”
In every student we teach, there could be a leader. There could be many in our classrooms, and as educators we need to encourage their individuality and leadership qualities. Should we teach leadership? Is it important to include this subject in all our lessons? Should a teacher be a leader?
I would always encourage my students to be helpful and show respect to all the participants. This will help to form relationships and to learn leadership skills when I give them a task, such as, to organize a group of three and use heavy lifting devices to lift and install heavy equipment. I feel it is important to implement leadership and build their confidence.