ERIC Number: EJ745605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Reference Count: 2
Let Seniors Lead
Dreis, Janice; Rehage, Larry
Educational Leadership, v63 n8 p38-42 May 2006
Senior year of high school doesn't have to be a time of student disengagement, Dreis and Rehage claim. At New Trier High School in Winetka, Illinois, educators recognize seniors' readiness to contribute as instructional leaders in the classroom. The Senior Instructional Leadership Corps puts any interested senior into a working relationship helping a classroom teacher plan and deliver instruction. Because leadership opportunities for its 4,000 students were limited, New Trier piloted this instructional leadership program eight years ago, and it has flourished. Students assist their mentor teacher two to five times a week in the classroom--doing everything from facilitating small groups to teaching mini-lessons--and meet with the teacher weekly to plan. Beyond developing leaders and increasing seniors' zest for school, the program has increased collegial relationships among students and teachers.
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Student Leadership, Teacher Student Relationship, Instructional Leadership, Pilot Projects, Tutoring, School Culture, Transformational Leadership, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, Mentors, Collegiality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois