- Amanda Krulek, SHAWMUT HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- Student Leadership
Our students took a leadership role in leading in-class activity breaks in their classrooms. They would ask their teachers if they could take a 5-minute break, and if the teacher agreed, they would lead a drill. The drills included jogging in place, a circuit of jumping jacks, push ups, etc., stretching or a follow-the-leader style dance. The students all enjoyed this and found that their classmates responded well to the activities.
How did students and adults work together as a team?
The students would take the initiative to ask their teachers if they could perform the in-class activity, and the teachers would decide if it was an appropriate time or if they could do this later in the day. The Program Advisors and students came up with drills and practiced them together, with each student taking a turn leading a drill.