Encouraging Eddie - Leadership

Encouraging Eddie is the fifth of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Eddie encourages leadership and teamwork skills to work effectively in diverse teams (ASCA Behavior - Social Skills Standard 7). Eddie also fosters a positive attitude toward work and learning (ASCA Mindset 6).

·      “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

·      “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

·      “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

·      “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I”.  They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.”  – Peter Drucker

·      “I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.” – John Hume

·      Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.  – Vince Lombardi

·      “Leadership is action, not position.” – Donald H. McGannon

·      “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan

·      “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” – Aristotle

Eddie’s Classroom Video on Leadership


 Powerful You Intermediate Instructions

20-25 minutes per week for each of the 26 social skills lessons

1. Breathe and Stretch before every lesson. Feel the benefits in YOUR body and mind. Kids love the breathing ball.

2. Read the true short story from the 8.5 x 11 Powerful You Educator Cards and watch connection radiate in your class.

3. Stand tall and practice positive self-talk.

4. Open the lines of communication by allowing children turn & talk time with each journaling question from the Powerful You Educator Card. (use transition chime to move through questions quickly)

5. Display the Classroom Social Skills Sign. Leave a classroom footprint of emotional wellness.

6. Use the Powerful You Book for positive quotes and additional activities that correspond to each A-Z lesson. Add your ideas to this resource book. You are more powerful than you know!

7. Purchase The Powerful You Educator Kit . (Includes all resources for grades 3 and up)

8. See more resources below.

Eddie learned many of his encouraging tips from this book.   He loves the color and brightness in every page!

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