“A leader needs to have more than a good heart; they need to inspire the hearts of others.” ~ Simon Sinek
Each spring I have the privilege of teaching Leadership Class to our fifth through eighth grade students. This class, which is a long standing Japhet tradition, provides our older students with the opportunity to understand what leadership, based on character, really means.
Students practice leadership via role-playing, classroom discussions and activities that require teamwork and cooperation to accomplish. While my intent is to inspire them to consciously think about leading and to rise to the opportunities I provide for them to practice leadership, I find myself inspired by their insight, cooperation, and understanding of what it means to lead others.
Here are a few reflections from our Intermediate Class and Upper Class students:
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