The First Like exercise will create an environment where students feel comfortable being vulnerable and stepping out to lead trusting those around them will embrace and support them.
- The students will learn their performance responsibility when others step out to lead
- The students will learn how to add authority and momentum to the positive leadership of others
- The students will work to have the positive leadership around them go “viral” so it reaches everyone
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Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- What is a “like”?
- The goal is to get more “likes” to help our classmates leadership to go ______.
- Likes create an environment that produces greater _____________.
Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.
Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.
- Question: What does being a “First Like” look like?
- Reflection: How would you feel if you tried to lead and no one responded?
- Action: Every day this week, race to be the First Like for a classmate’s leadership. At dinner, discuss what you did and the response of the leader and your fellow classmates
Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students.