Leaders, there are so many in our society. As educator, it is our responsibility to develop leaders with our students. In ECMP class yesterday we had a presentation from George Couros. (@gcouros) He is a principal at an Alberta elementary school. He talked about developing leaders in his school. It is extremely important to have leaders in the school. This doesn’t mean that the Principal is the only leader, there has to be many other leaders.
I run a program for the YMCA which is called Leader Corps and it is basically a program that helps youth become leaders in the community. I firmly believe that there is a leader in every person. As educators we need to dig deep to find the leader in the student. George showed us a video of a 9 year old boy who was the key not speaker at a Dallas conference for educators. He really inspired me and made me realize that I am in the right profession. This boy captured the attention of 20,000 people and more (because it was on YouTube) with his speech. Below is the video.