Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition - (Page 11)

From the Director Putting the Puzzle Together I believe that problem solving is one of the most valuable skills a person can have. Consider all that we do with our National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society chapters-we give student leaders plenty of opportunities to perfect that skill. As advisers, when we're not providing students the opportunity to solve problems, we're polishing up on our own skills. Some solutions are simple, such as rearranging a meeting room for better discussion. Others are more complex, such as finding an alternative when the DJ fails to show up to a school dance or accommodating 150 young children at an event where the headcount was supposed to be 50. Many times, advisers and their students are required to solve problems in the now-the right now. The ability to quickly assess a situation, think on one's feet, and implement a solution is a skill to treasure. To help student leaders learn these skills, it is very important that we allow them time to do so. Don't provide a solution immediately. Although this can be hard for many of us, it's our role to guide them, allow them to discuss the issue at hand, help them come up with possible solutions, and then assist them in implementing the best one. Yes, there are times that our students need our assistance more than our instruction. I encourage you to step back, let them learn, and watch their leadership skills grow. Ann Postlewaite Director, Student Programs National Association of Secondary School Principals MARCH 2015 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition

Editor's Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Rise to the Challenge
Shrink Your Credibility
Ward off Compassion Fatigue
MIddle Level Activities
Scholarships & Awards
Lessons for Leaders
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition

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