Leadership, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about volunteering as a form of Leadership.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” — Robby Novak (actor, “Kid President”)

One way in which we can take the initiative is by volunteering.  this is a way in which we can reach out to help others.  In our karate lessons together, we can volunteer by helping less experienced students learn new skills — such as one step sparring.  It really helps someone to learn how to do both the attack and defense in a one step when they have a more experienced partner to work with.  When you work with them, it also shows them that they matter — they’re really a part of our school community.  They’re not being left to just figure things out on their own.  When we volunteer to help others, we also begin to learn some other important leadership skills — taking responsibility, communicating, and teamwork.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  When we volunteer to help somebody with a one step, how do you think we are taking responsibility?
  2.  When you are helping someone with a one step, how can you use your communication skills to do that?
  3.  When you are helping someone with a one step, how do you think that teamwork is involved?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Leadership, with our school community by using the form below.

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