WELCOME TO PUEBLO'SL.E.A.D. CLASSLEADERSHIP, EXPLORE,ACTION, DISCOVERYMR. SEGERSON
WHAT IS L.E.A.D. ELECTIVE?
This fun, interactive class is designed to help you lead yourself before worrying about leading others! You are the Captain of your ship! You determine your course! It is time for you to take responsibility for your life, for your production, your joy level, your confidence, and your goals. Yes - You can decide your level of success and happiness. You don’t have to leave that up to somebody else! You are the building of your own life! You just need the correct tools! This course is designed to be fun, interactive, and provide you with an opportunity to acquire and use some of life’s vital tools. It is up to you to open the tool box and use the tools!
Working with middle school kids is kind of like scrolling through the emoji’s on my phone! (lol) Imagine, for a moment, what life is like for your child in a single day! They are bombarded by input from the media, technology, peers, parents and educators. They juggle hopes, dreams, fears, worries, secret thoughts, and hidden struggles. These thoughts are coupled with constant evaluation and assessment from adults in their lives. Critical words from a single person can rock a child’s word! All this is experienced while navigating rapid physical, emotional, social, and intellectual changes that can be confusing all. I am so pleased that I have been able to create this course and provide much needed essential life-tools for students in a fun, interactive, activity based class which focuses on creating “student agency”. The term “Agency” is the capacity and propensity to take purposeful initiative—the opposite of helplessness! Young people with high levels of agency do not respond passively to their circumstances; they tend to seek meaning and act with purpose to achieve the conditions they desire in their own and others’ lives. In short, they take responsibility for their lives and choices!
“BEFORE YOU ARE A LEADER, YOU MUST GROW YOURSELF! THEN, LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT GROWING OTHERS!”
Kyrene Del Pueblo’s Leadership class is a semester long course where students act as role models, peruse their personal strengths, and serve the school and community. L.E.A.D. Students will have the opportunity to develop their effectiveness as a leader throughout this course. They will learn about the characteristics, attributes, and skills that encompass good leadership. All activities are designed to enhance students’ own interests, communication skills, managerial skills, human relations skills, goal setting, and overall self-awareness. Students will learn to work cohesively in a group by serving on committees where they will be instrumental in planning school-related activities and community service projects.
Pueblo’s L.E.A.D. students, an acronym for – Leadership, Exploration, Action and Discovery- are to design, promote and advance a positive school environment for all students across the campus. L.E.A.D. is an activity-based course designed to develop students’ skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating school and community projects. Students will learn various techniques for communicating clearly, oral and written expression, organization, promotion, evaluation, group process, managerial methods, human relations, and self-awareness. These techniques will be studied and applied in a real world setting as students engage in classroom activities and carry out school projects.
SOME GOALS* FOR L.E.A.D. STUDENTS
Develop a personal mission statement which enables them to chart a course and establish personal, group, and school wide goals.
~Create opportunities for other students on campus to lead and to pursue their individual interests and passions.
~Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to bring about positive change in our school.
~Build relationships within a diverse student body
~Understand the qualities and characteristics of an effective leader
~Learn from people of all backgrounds and experience
~Work with others to achieve smart goals
~Be responsible and reliable in completing work
~Organize, expand, strengthen, and create activities and projects
~Engage in leadership training and team building activities
~Proactively manage peer issues and create viable solutions
~Learn new skills relevant to accomplishing goals
~Bring together a diverse group of people and create opportunities for them to practice leadership
Any student who wishes to enhance their own personal character while making an impact school- wide. L.E.A.D. students need not be “perfect students”. If they were perfect, they wouldn’t need this course! L.E.A.D. Students should, however, wish to strive to fulfill the 6 pillars of Character:
1) Trustworthiness: Tell the truth, don't cheat, be reliable, honor your word, lead by example.
2) Responsibility: Be on time to class ready to learn when the bell rings, give your best effort, obtain and complete make-up work in a timely manner, turn in work when due, communicate with teacher.
3) Respect: Treat classmates, teachers, staff, property with courtesy and respect. Use words that are positive and build others up, don't use discriminatory or mean spirited language. Listen carefully to others, raise your hand and wait to be called on before sharing.
4) Fairness: Treat others equitably.
5) Caring: The Golden Rule (treat others the way you want to be treated), support classmates and teachers, create a safe classroom environment where everyone feels valued, heard, and safe to share. We are FAMILY here at Pueblo!
6) Citizenship: Get involved in campus groups/clubs, contribute to a safe, welcoming environment, make community service connections, etc. Follow all school rules*Goals and Objectives are taken from Social Studies, ELA, and Health Standards of the Arizona State Standards State Standards