Welcome to Leaders in School
Leadership education is critical for both teachers and students.
The leadership education of students is the focus of all Leaders in school programs and publications. Student learning, teacher pedagogy, curriculum excellence, school culture and community involvement all benefit from students having a breadth and depth of leadership knowledge and the skills to enable their understanding.
Learning to lead is the platform on which we develop our leadership programs and services.
We offer a range of services that can assist school decision-makers to build leadership capacity among their student population.
These services include:
- a student ezine, free for all schools globally
- a free teacher module that provides activities for teachers to do with students
- a monthly e-newsletter for teacher
- leadership-related resources e.g. e-posters, that can be used by teachers in classrooms, hallways, office and student areas
- membership of the Student Leaders International Network of Schools (SLINS).
What is in each issue?
Student Leaders International will be published three times during 2014.
|Issue 1, 2013
||Issue 2, 2013
||Issue 1, 2012
||Issue 2, 2012
A publication every three months provides a reasonable time period for teachers and administrators to use the ezine as a platform for regular leadership teaching. The publication and distribution of Student Leaders International will not match the structure of school terms across all countries.
Teachers may keep on school intranets or place copies in school and class libraries for ongoing and repeated use.
- Learning to lead — A starting point for discussion drawn from current media, literature and curriculum updates.
- Leaders think! — A short, provocative article that prompts students to develop their thinking skills and consider how quality thinking can influence quality leadership.
- Feature organisations — An overview of how an organisation is trying to improve communities through leadership actions.
- The theory, the application — A succinct look at a leadership theory and how it may apply to students in a school setting.
- Historic leaders — Focus on a famous or infamous leader drawn from world history.
- Leaders in schools — Examples of ‘leadership in action’, in primary and secondary schools from around the world.
- Leaders in the community — Leaders share their leadership learning from the time they were in school.
Online features include:
- Supplements - Additional resources for teachers to use with students.
- Indigenous leadership perspectives - A series of blog articles which provide a range of Indigenous leadership views about leadership.
Student Leaders International
Nearly all students want opportunities to lead. The Student Leaders International ezine provides information, resources, ideas, examples of leadership, topics for debate and activities that teachers can use to foster a leadership culture within a school.
As importantly, it will introduce students globally to the different leadership perspectives and ideas that exist across cultures.
Student Leaders International is produced not just for elected school captains, councillors and representatives. In most situations, leadership is demonstrated through the actions of people, usually without the need for title. While most students will not have the opportunity to be in a formal school leadership position while at school, all students should have the opportunity to learn about leadership.
Discussing, reviewing and debating the various approaches to leadership, noting how students across the world are demonstrating leadership in their schools and communities, reading the stories and perspectives of leaders from various fields, are valuable learning experiences for students. Student Leaders International will provide such experiences.
Schools have a choice.
- The ezine may be accessed and downloaded for free through the website shop using PayPal. (PayPal allows us to keep a record of 'purchasers'.) Visit the shop
- If schools have joined the network, they will be automatically sent the ezine, along with other associeted resources, when they are published. (Join the network)
The Teacher Modules allow teachers to make best use of the free Student Leaders International ezines.
The module provides activities that may be part of a school's leadership program for selected student leaders and/or more broadly in terms of service leadership learning for all students within a school.
You, the teacher, will make this choice depending on your needs and the parameters of your school's student leadership or student development program.
The Teacher Module includes:
- student activity sheets
- activities that integrate with recent leadership research
- research, readings and activities for teachers that relate to student leadership concepts.
The Teacher Module also includes advertising. The inclusion of advertising provides us with funds for developing the resources, but also to honour our promise of keeping the ezine and module free for teachers.
|Issue 1, 2013
||Issue 2, 2013
||Issue 1, 2012
||Issue 2, 2012
Schools have a choice.
- Teacher Modules may be accessed and downloaded for free through the website shop using PayPal. (PayPal allows us to keep a record of purchasers.)
- If schools have joined the network, they will be automatically sent the Teacher Module, along with other associeted resources, when they are published.
Join the network
Use of ePosters
Posters are constant visual reminders that relate to student development, student behaviour and student leadership.
Posters have been developed to link with articles in each edition of the student ezine. The eposters are delivered to you as PDF or jpeg files so you can use them across your school each and every year. (Make sure you keep your files safe after downloading.)
Posters can be printed and used by teachers either with or without links to the ezines articles. Many teachers also use the files as screensavers on computers.
Sample posters. (Available in colour and greyscale.)
Posters are available in A3 and/or A4 size.
Posters are available for purchase in various combinations. You may choose either:
- single images, or
- a bundle of greyscale images, or
- a bundle of colour images, or
- ALL images associated with an issue of the ezine.
Schools have two options:-
- If a school joins our network they receive all poster files related to a specific isue of the ezine for free. This service is a major benefit of the network subscription. We also send the school all files so educators at that school do not have to go through the shop each time there is a new edition. (Join the network)
- Schools may purchase specific resources at specific times to suit themselves. (Visit the shop.)
PLEASE BE AWARE OF YOUR DOWNLOAD FILE SIZE LIMITS TO YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNTS.
Fair and Ethical Use Policy
Purchasers of posters may print multiple copies for one specific educational site only or place them on a single-site based intranet. Posters are not to be shared across school or similar educational sites without the permission of Doctrina Education Pty Ltd. Licences for multiple sites are available on request.
Posters are not to be onsold without the permission of Doctrina Education Pty Ltd.
Posters remain the intellectual property of Doctrina Education Pty Ltd.
Resources for Network Schools
A variety of resources will be made available to schools during 2014.
The first of these resources is a focus on the inspirational leadership of Nelson Mandela. The e-resource, "Learning Leadership from Mandella", will be available for free for those schools that join our global network before 31 March 2014.
UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran
eLearning Video Lessons Plans
The web has a large volume of video resources that relate to leadership. Some of these can be used in a school environment.
We will be providing to schools within the network, a series of lesson plans that can be used ito support a school's student development and/or student leadership program.
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get future updates.
Join the network to receive these additional resources.
International Confederation of Principals
The International Confederation of Principals (ICP) is the only global network of principals’ associations. The ICP has a focus on ‘Linking, Lifting and Leading Learning across the globe.
The ICP, through its principal association members, reaches over five continents, to tens of thousands of schools, hundreds of thousands of educators and multi-millions of students. We have great potential to make a positive difference in both educational and community settings. the ICP is very supportive of its intent to build leadership capacity in young people and to encourage a service and community leadership perspective.
We believe Student Leaders is a resource that will help teachers in all communities —small, remote, regional, island, urban, ghetto, impoverished, affluent— to build a shared understanding of community and service leadership. It’s educational message and focus on helping within communities is a leadership model that we believe will benefit the growth of tolerant, humane and supportive communities worldwide.
Ted Brierley, Executive Secretary, ICP
Youth and United Nations Global Alliance
The next generation holds the key to the future. The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) believes that the world’s youth should be empowered to take the lead on issues of global concern, such as universal equity or environmental conservation, and that their efforts should be recognized and celebrated. The work Leaders in School is doing to build up an international community around the theme of youth leadership is therefore both timely and highly enriching. It offers young people a forum in which to communicate and share their efforts and experiences, and supports their teachers and educators in connecting their work with like-minded groups globally.
We greatly look forward to seeing how young leaders around the world make use of the opportunities and inspirations Leaders in School draws their attention to, and the collaborations it facilitates.
Dr Reuben Sessa
International Youth Council (youth assembly of the United Nations)
It is with pleasure that we support the development and distribution of the e-zine Student Leaders International. We welcome all forms of publication that enhance the global education sector. With the increasing demand for global education, the world needs young leaders who have an understanding of the need to act locally, complimented with international knowledge and perspectives. Student Leaders International helps provide such awareness. We look forward to the success of their efforts on all fronts!
International Youth Council
Organisations that support us