Teaching is Contagious

The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader.

–Derek Silvers

Have you ever wanted to get something creative going in the classroom but faced resistance? How about during a staff meeting? It’s not always easy to entice others to take a risk or do something extra. Collaboration with staff, students and community makes new projects better, if you can stir up excitement. The question is: how?

This charming video by Derek Silvers packs a lot of inspiration into three minutes.

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Viewing this clip could inspire a creative-thinking activity for students as well:

Watch the video and collaborate on a three-minute video or skit of your own. Topics could include leadership, risk-taking, peer pressure or dancing. Use a serious or comic tone.

 

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Maaja Wentz loves writing page-turning imaginative fiction. She is a prize-winning author of poetry, articles, and short stories. Her novel, Feeding Frenzy, is a Wattpad featured story and a Watty award winner. A teacher-librarian and avid reader, Maaja enjoys reviewing books. Amazon Page  

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