How Students Can be Taught Leadership Skills in School?
The children of today are the future of tomorrow and the future holds great for those who have the capability to become leaders! Leaders are not born, they are made! Yes! Every child is capable of taking charge of tomorrow and leading it effectively like a Pro.
Read through this piece to know the 5Ws and 1H of a student’s ‘leader-making’ facet.
Sculpting the leadership trait
Here is an interesting event…
During the interaction hour, the teacher had to pick and assign the class leader role to one among the 40 students. To make the selection process easier, the teacher decided to ask the interested students to raise their hands. Not many hands shot up. But the ones that did truly shone confidence. But why weren’t the others interested? Or probably were they less confident?
Confidence is a driving force to success and schools really need to mould and hone the inherent trait in a child. Some of the top CBSE schools in Hyderabad have also taken the vow to contribute to fine tuning the leadership skill. The IGCSE schools in Hyderabad have left no stones unturned to make the leaders of tomorrow an all endearing personalities.
The 5Ws and 1H
The ‘when’ and ‘how’ come up quite often in life. Any information gets a solid structure when you start answering the math around the 5Ws and 1H. Each child should be encouraged to answer these interesting 5Ws and 1H which enhance better scope for interrogation and invigoration of the success path.
What makes me a leader? What should I know about before being a leader? What is it in for me?
The ‘why’ is the most important one in life. So, why should I be the change? Why should it be me and not anybody else? Why now and why is it important?
Where is my right platform? Where is the change that I would like to enforce? Where can I read? Where can I know more?
When should I act? When is the right time? When will things change?
Who is my inspiration? Who do I want to be seen as?
How will I do it? How much should I put in? How does it impact me and the world?
Surprisingly, the answers to all these questions to be asked to self will come from within. That’s when we know, we are born to lead.
The trivial acts
During a field trip, how a teacher communicates with different people around, shows her confidence. A parent who orders food for their child at a restaurant, is successfully curtailing the simple art of speaking confidently to the servers on what exactly the need and how they need it.
While this might sound trivial, it is necessary for an effective communication.
It is often at home and then at school, that these skills start manifesting to make a collective difference.
In the light of all this, it is necessary that the child understands what it takes to be a leader.
A constant perseverance, a strong communication skill and strong negotiation skills can be instilled and inculcated in them through small day to day activities. They take no effort but sure can have long term positive significance.
Learning to lead self is the basis for leading others. The International curriculum, in various reputed schools across Bangalore and Hyderabad, believes in effectively fine tuning the leadership skills in students and allow them to take responsibility of our future generations.
Jim Donovan’s “Take charge of your destiny” is an apt quote for today’s children who are the leaders of tomorrow!