Leader in Me: Tips to Teach Leadership in Your Home

Are you looking for new ways to teach leadership in your home? Leadership learning is all around us, including when we watch movies! 

Watching a movie is a great way to share time together with peers and family. Did you know that you can also create powerful leadership-learning connections by asking the right questions about a movie you’ve watched? When you cue up that next movie with your family, use these tips provided by the Franklin Covey Foundation to invite leadership learning through movies into your home. 
Tip 1:  Thoughtfully select movies.
Choose age-appropriate movies with positive messaging. Consider selecting movies that teach relevant and needed lessons for the specific audience. You might even want to choose a specific theme. Are you hoping students will make healthier choices? Do you want them to learn perseverance in difficult times?

Tip 2:  Identify teachable moments.
Regardless of how confident you feel in your own knowledge, tap into the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Remember, we adults don’t have to be experts, we just need to ask the right questions for children to explore. Check out the questions included in this resource: Lights! Camera! Leadership!

Tip 3:  Discuss and invite voice.
Make a habit of engaging in discussion before, during, and after the movie. When you’ve hit pause and you’re taking that bathroom or snack break, throw out some “wonderings” and explore each other’s thinking. Create a safe space for personal expression by responding to answers with an open mind and flexibility. Honor all answers, regardless of your viewpoint, while gently stretching everyone’s thinking. 
Grab a bowl of popcorn and gear up for exciting leadership discussions!