Friday, July 20, 2018

4 for Friday: Leadership in the Classroom

Week 2 of summer school is in the books and my husband and I are headed to the Lakeshore Learning Store today! I was able to visit when I vacationed in Ohio earlier this month but they weren't having their annual sale yet so I only purchased a few items. 

This week I want to focus on how to incorporate leadership into your classroom. I base my classroom leadership around the 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey.

Leadership in the Classroom

1. I first like to start out with the 7 Habits of Happy Kids children's book. Whether you focus on the habit for a week, month or day. I always start with this book. It has a cute story that goes with the habit along with follow up questions on how the characters used the habit and suggestions/ "baby steps" for children to implement it. Whenever I see a child demonstrating a habit they earn a brag tag for it. They can earn them more than once. 
7 Habits Posters
2. On the day that I read the story about the habit we are focusing on, I like to send home a flyer to the parents so that they can reinforce the characteristics of that habit as well. 
Parent Flyers
3. Last year was the first year I implemented tried to implement Leadership Teams in the classroom. As I said before, I had a rough crew last year and was never really able to implement them. But next year is a new year and I'm looking forward to trying again! They can be found in the Resources folder of the Teaching Oasis. 

4. Another way to encourage leadership in the classroom is to have students create a Leadership Binder/Notebook. You can do as little or as much as you want with these notebooks. You can use it for journaling (my favorites are found here), to track student data, or as a portfolio. I created some covers and dividers if you would like to implement them in your own classroom, you can download them here.
Do you think you could implement any of these ideas in your classroom? Have an idea to help grow your students into positive leaders for their peers? Leave a comment here or hop on over to our Facebook page and leave a comment.


  1. Jessica,
    I stumbled onto your website after a search for Leadership Notebook Cover ideas. These are super cute and I am amazed by all your other resources! Looking forward to exploring your blog more! Thanks so much for sharing your awesomeness!

  2. I love your website. You have some of the cutest ideas ever. I also really enjoyed looking at your classroom pictures. I love how cute, neat and organized it is. Please keep up the great job.