Personal Leadership A (includes Ed Tech)

Why This Class

As a parent, you may be in the habit of helping your student manage most of their day-to-day life. Now that they’ve reached high school, you are ready to turn that responsibility over to them. This course helps your student make that shift by developing the essential habits of making and keeping commitments, consciously budgeting their time, and developing tech skills that promote confidence.

Mentors in this course help students develop a personal mission statement to guide the commitments they make of their time and energy. Students submit weekly accountability reports to establish consistent follow-through on their goals and get regular doses of inspiration in class as they read and discuss great books and describe their successes, failures, and lessons learned.

By the end of this course, students learn to appreciate the satisfaction of making and keeping commitments, being accountable to themselves, and taking ownership of their daily lives.

Overarching Questions

How can I develop the habits of personal leadership?

How can I become a more interdependent person?

What are the principles of motivation?

How can I be proactive in being and becoming the person I want to be?

How can I learn to make and keep weekly commitments?

Reading List

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (Students may opt to read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey)

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live, self-paced

Credits: 0.5

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