ONE ON ONE
Your child specific
Students, teachers, administrators and parents build leadership through Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
Explore our role in a changing society through SEL. Also available in the shop for individual work.
SMALL GROUPS ACTIVITIES
Your child and five
of their friends
One - two hours
TIME WITH STUDENTS
This student leadership program is designed to build capacity within a school using SEL activities and strategies to promote student leadership and voice. Many private schools are giving students leadership skills through coursework and training. It is important to realize that leadership, the way it is currently being offered to students, is a privilege. I worry that we are missing a large population of students who have the capability and capacity to build their own leadership, as well as cultivating leadership skills in others. I have served as a student leadership director for three years at a public high school that happens to be fortunate enough to offer a two-credit program for both juniors and seniors. Having been through this unique experience, I am ready to share the SEL skills I have learned. I have seen the value in developing more than just student voice, but student leadership. This is not the leadership we are most familiar with, such as student council and team captains, but instead the students we don’t always think of as leaders. I see them, and I know we need to see them and develop their skills, because when we are all working on leadership skills, the entire community benefits.
FULL YEAR WITH STUDENTS
SPECIFIC OR CURRICULUM APPROACH
Like the 12 week program, I suggest 30 students, volunteered and selected, and two teachers willing to work with the program. I will collaborate with the teachers, the administration, and other members of the school to build community. We will focus on team building activities, and address specific areas of need. I will meet with the students and teachers for a minimum of 3 hours a week, however it fits into the schedule. Students will work on reflection, collaboration, presentation, empathy, gratitude and SEL.
SEMESTER WITH STUDENTS
SPECIFIC OR CURRICULUM APPROACH
Working with students that have volunteered and been selected (approximately 30), along with a teacher willing to work as the leadership facilitator after I leave, I will meet with the group for a minimum of 3 hours a week, however it fits into the schedule. We will learn some team building skills, develop a mission that the group wants to work on, and find ways to connect more to the community. I will work on ways for the student leaders to implement their skills into the greater school population.
ONE DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A BROAD APPROACH
Working with your teachers, we will go through several activities that show bias, but build empathy. We will also do team building activities to promote SEL to encourage trust and understanding for all. We will talk about strategies for building leadership activities into every class, not just a leadership class.
ONE-TWO HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WHY GIVE STUDENTS A VOICE
When we think of student voice and leadership there are often questions about how and why. In this 1-2 hour PD training faculty, administration and staff can visualize with me how we might implement leadership through SEL into their school.
ONE ON ONE
Do you see leadership skills in your son/daughter, do you want them to find ways to use her/his voice? Would you like me to work with your child to help them find their leadership strengths? Then please reach out! This may be the most fun service I offer, I am eager to work with any age to build their leadership skills. We will work on authentic applications of these skills at home, in school, with friends. I would suggest we start with 2-3 1 hour sessions, and build from there.
A Collaborative Approach
Today's schools are facing a diverse number of challenges when addressing social and emotional wellness, and teachers and administrators are taking on far more roles in the schools and the classroom than we ever have before. In addition, most schools don't have enough money or resources to support students in the social-emotional realm, and often we're not even sure what resources we actually need to support all of these challenges. We, however, have an incredible resource within each and every one of our schools, a resource that we are not capitalizing on - our very own students.
This program works with students, teachers, administrators and guardians to enact change using SEL activities and strategies. The students are the leaders in this, and they get to pitch ideas in the presences of of those who understand the hurdles. Once the plan is in place the students are empowered to make the changes.
Small group discussions
Designed to help more than just teachers improve collaboration skills through discussions on trust, vulnerability, courage, and navigating difficult conversations and relationships. We work in groups of 15 to discus the challenges we face in our schools. Work with fellow educators to problem solve some of the experiences faced in and out of the classroom.