Leadership for Students Activities - December 2014, NASC Edition - (Page 8)

Take Note This Works, That Didn't In response to a suggestion on the 2014 NASC adviser survey, advisers are invited to share what did and didn't work when it comes to their student councils. Submissions might describe leadership lessons that soared or flopped, projects that were successful or crashed and burned, or any of the great and not‑so‑great activities that we have all encountered. We will include your stories periodically in this section of the magazine and occasionally in our newsletter. To avoid any embarrassment, your contributions will be published anonymously. As an example of what worked and what didn't, imagine that a middle school council sponsors a cow patty bingo fundraiser and relies on a portable electric fence to keep the calf on the field. Nope, that didn't work, but the spectators did enjoy watching the student leaders trying to chase the calf and corral it back where it was supposed to be. Fast‑forward a year to the same student council: the same activity is held on a field with a permanent chain‑link fence around it. Yep, that worked! Do you have an anecdote or advice to share about what worked and what didn't work for you? E‑mail it to sherrillj@nassp.org and include your name, school, city, and state. If you would like to give permission to NASC to credit you for your contribution, please include a statement to that effect in your e‑mail. 8 leadership for student activities START PLANNING FOR 2015 NATIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP WEEK Mark your calendars for April 19-25, 2015, and plan to help NASC celebrate National Student Leadership Week. The theme for 2015 is "The Power of One," reminding us that one student, one adviser, one council, or one student body can make an incredible difference. April may still be several months away, but December is an excellent month to select a planning committee in order to give members plenty of time to gather ideas. For councils that will sponsor special guest speakers during the week, it is essential to extend invitations and confirm availability well ahead of the April celebrations. NASC members that hold elections during the spring semester may want to consider using National Student Leadership Week for their elections or officer installations. The Power of One theme is a perfect fit and call to action for students to cast their votes in council elections. "It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are." - E.E. Cummings

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - December 2014, NASC Edition

Editor’s Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Sophisticated Selfies: Looking Inward
Teaching Tolerance
Student Leaders Take Responsibility
Middle Level Activities
Lessons for Leaders
Scholarships & Awards
Project Showcase
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - December 2014, NASC Edition

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