Last week, our Athletic Director Patrick McHugh and several North Shore colleagues attended an Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS) program titled “Habitudes: Images that Form Student Leadership Habits and Attitudes.” The program was lead by Dr. Tim Elmore. He is the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization. Through Growing Leaders, he and his team provide public schools, state universities, civic organizations and corporations with the tools they need to help develop young leaders who can impact and transform society.
Patrick has been a follower of Tim’s blog for a long time, and just forwarded me a link to the October 31 post. In it, Tim describes how adults really want the approval of their young people. “With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty, contemporary kids in the U.S. may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world.”
He offers four key ideas for teachers and parents to follow as they lead young people. I encourage all of us to consider this a learning opportunity.
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