iLead is a leadership development program that was designed to cultivate students to be influential leaders. Previously only a certain number of students were allowed in the program. This year at Harrisburg Elementary every fifth grade student is involved in iLead. They receive iLead lessons in Ms. Massie's leadership special class. The fifth grade teachers are also going over leadership skills every day in their classrooms.
WHAT's HAPPENING IN ILEAD?
Each iLead student is required to participate in service projects inside of school and in the community. At school they participate in projects like safety patrol, recycling, cafeteria clean up, library and office help, as well as reading with our Kindergarten students.
THE PURPOSE OF ILEAD?
Each fifth grade classroom will also choose a service project outside of school. They will develop a plan to help serve their chosen project and throughout the school year they will work on this project. They will present the project at the end of year graduation. iLead is a program that teaches the students to live their life with discipline, courage and integrity.
Responsibility Centered Discipline is our school-wide discipline approach that every teacher expected to follow. The focus of RCD is shifting the responsibility of behavior off the teacher and allowing students to take ownership of their behavior. RCD provides a framework for teachers and students to come up with a simple and consistent system for addressing all educator-student conflicts.
Three Levels of RCD
- Level One-The student recognizes the Breakdown of the Expectations with little resistance, takes ownership and works well with the teacher.
- Level Two-The student is not able to work productively with the teacher. This may include arguing, denying, blaming, ignoring, interrupting, crying, etc. With the use of additional skills and strategies, the teacher is able to redirect the conversations, the student is able to self-regulate and Closure is accomplished.
- Level Three-The student is unable to self-regulate and Closure cannot be accomplished, despite the teacher’s skill in redirecting. This results in the student needing to leave the classroom.
Give’em Five Conversation
Support -supportive comments given to and for the student.
Expectations -expectations shared by everyone at school based upon commonly understood Foundations.
Breakthrough -breakdown of those expectations identified and shared with the student.
Benefit -benefits to the student, both short-term and long-term, if they adhere to expectations.
Closure -closure in the conversation, acknowledging next steps.