ERIC Number: ED369032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership Retreats for Middle Level and Senior High School Students.
Student leadership is a critical aspect of all middle level and senior high school experiences. Involving students in the workings of the school can mean the difference for them between a mediocre school experience and an exceptional one. This retreat manual is a resource guide for student advisors who wish to develop retreat programs in their schools. The guide includes three 3-day retreat schedules, two half-day retreat schedules, and two evening retreat schedules, along with a general description of how to set up a retreat. Although all the retreats can be used with both groups, half-day retreats are advised for middle level school students as they are better suited to the time and attention span of younger students. The suggested format includes: (1) icebreaker activities, with detailed suggestions; (2) content sessions which explore the theme of the retreat; (3) affirmation activities, which provide students with the chance to affirm each other's importance and build self-esteem; and (4) closing ceremonies. Students should be allowed to plan, set up, and clean up after various activities, since this encourages the development of leadership skills, and helps students recognize the aspects of responsibility needed to run an event and how much they depend on each other. (CC)
Descriptors: Educational Games, High School Students, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Leadership Training, Learning Activities, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Student Leadership, Training Methods
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Division of Student Activities, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1537.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. Div. of Student Activities.