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Leadership & Team Building

Leadership development

Below you will find all lessons related to leadership development in the Leadership & Teambuilding module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teach Type of lessonTech needsModifications
Individual and group goal setting for returning staff1More than 90 minutesPair/ group workNo computers
Learning about your leadership style2More than 90 minutesPair/ group workNo computers
Training leaders how to be leaders3More than 90 minutesProjectsSome computer access
How personality types can influence leadership4More than 90 minutesAnalysis/ critique1:1 computer access
Assigning job descriptions to leadership5More than 90 minutesAnalysis/ critiqueNo computers
Creating a leadership commitment contract6More than 90 minutesSelf-pacedSome computer access
Creating first-five mini lessons for journalism classes745-60 minutesWarm-ups/ bell workNo computers
Planning a staff retreat or boot camp8More than 90 minutesPair/ group workSome computer access
Planning for back-to-school nights or fee days9More than 90 minutesPair/ group work1:1 computer access
Developing a student leadership portfolio10More than 90 minutesProjects1:1 computer access
Executing an editorial board meeting11More than 90 minutesPair/ group work1:1 computer access
Creating a scholastic journalism network12More than 90 minutesPair/ group work1:1 computer access
Developing a student PLC for leadership growth13More than 90 minutesPair/ group workSome computer access

Staff development and recruitment

Below you will find all lessons related to staff development and recruitment in the Leadership & Teambuilding module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachType of lessonTech needsModifications
Individual and group goal setting for new media staff145-60 minutesPair/ group workNo computers
Developing staff commitment (hosting a wedding)2More than 90 minutesProjectsSome computer access
Organizing trips and planning camps3More than 90 minutesProjects1:1 computer access
Creating a mentoring program and middle school workshop4More than 90 minutesPair/ group workSome computer access
Choosing staff leaders and recruiting staff560-90 minutesPair/ group workNo computers
Developing a recruitment plan6More than 90 minutesPair/ group workNo computers

Teambuilding

Below you will find all lessons related to teambuilding in the Leadership & Teambuilding module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachType of lessonTech needsModifications
Developing icebreakers160-90 minutesAnalysis/ critique1:1 computer access
Plastic wrap the team2Less than 20 minutesWarm-ups/ bell workNo computers
Role playing potential staff contacts3More than 90 minutesPair/ group worksNo computers
Decorating your publications room4More than 90 minutesProjects1:1 computer access
Creating a fun director position on your staff5More than 90 minutesProjectsSome computer access
Staff bonding through encouragement620-45 minutesPair/ group worksNo computers
Staff reflection and problem-solving strategy745-60 minutesPair/ group worksNo computers
Staff community service or school service project845-60 minutesPair/ group worksSome computer access
Planning and end-of-year staff banquet9More than 90 minutesPair/ group worksSome computer access

Publication management

Below you will find all lessons related to publication management in the Leadership & Teambuilding module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachType of lessonTech needsModifications
Organizing your staff1More than 90 minutesAnalysis/ critique1:1 computer access
Resources: Sample staff manuals2Less than 20 minutesSelf-pacedSome computer access
Creating a staff manual3More than 90 minutesAnalysis/ critiqueSome computer access
Developing a grading system4More than 90 minutesAnalysis/ critiqueSome computer access
Using online document management systems5More than 90 minutesAnalysis/ critique1:1 computer access
Yearbook branding goal setting6More than 90 minutesPair/ group workNo computers
Using the maestro approach7More than 90 minutesPair/ group workSome computer access
Discovering your diversity860-90 minutesAnalysis/ critiqueNo computers
Developing a pitch for an honors journalism program9More than 90 minutesProjects1:1 computer access
Working with your school board, admin and community10More than 90 minutesProjects1:1 computer access
Developing a presentation for your school board11More than 90 minutesPractice/ formative1:1 computer access
Starting a parent support organization12More than 90 minutesPair/ group workSome computer access
Starting a staff alumni association13More than 90 minutesPair/ group workSome computer access
Leading coverage during an election cycle14More than 90 minutesAnalysis/ critiqueSome computer access