A Leader Has Values: Active Learning Strategies for Engaging Family and Classroom Discussions
Kristi L. Kremers
Publisher: Kristi Kremers
All leaders must transmit a message that inspires changes in attitude and action among their followers. Whether in the family, at work, in the community, in education, religion, or government, leaders must instill values which motivate their followers to move toward what is worthy of respect and honor. First of all, however, the leader must have a clear understanding of his or her values. Author Kristi Kremers has done it again. She has created more than a book. These pages unfold with experiences to captivate the hearts and minds of children. In fact, they often do the same for their parents and teachers. As a parent, you may have wondered how to instill positive values in your children. This book provides an eclectic toolbox that you can tailor to the age and circumstances of every child. Its active learning strategies are fun and fascinating in both the home and the classroom. The book brilliantly combines principles, patterns, and play. The well-written explanations, beautiful artwork, and enjoyable activities focus on a common objective. A Leader Has Values also teaches children that they must recognize when NOT to follow a leader. Let’s face it; many world crises could have been avoided if only people knew when to follow and when to go their own way. This little volume teaches the meaning of values and explores the types of values we must acquire and clarify. Ms. Kremers includes quotations from such esteemed philosophers as Gautama Buddha, Thomas Jefferson, Jim Carrey and Elvis Presley. It has also incorporated the wisdom and traditions of Native Americans. The author uses a case study of Chief Hole-in-the-Day and the Ojibwe people with discussion questions focused on their values, leadership qualities, and traditions. From this heritage comes the teachings of the seven grandfathers of the Anishinaabe-Ojibwe. They include love, humility, respect, generosity, truth, wisdom, and bravery. These prized values serve as a foundation for interaction between family members. These creative discussions, worksheets, and activities are designed to help children personalize the value concepts taught throughout the book. One remarkable quality of the book is its application of values across various cultural backgrounds: Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, and American pop culture. This fascinating collection of insightful resources will become a family heirloom for those using it. It is enough to cause a teenager to set aside a smartphone and have a conversation with her parents! ACT NOW! Buy this tremendous book. Then, you can immediately enjoy the delightful insights and exercises in A Leader Has Values.