Building Leadership Skills in Gifted Students
Building Leadership Skills in Gifted Students
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Andilynn Feddeler

Leadership skills are essential for gifted students, but standard curriculum often does not develop them to their full potential. For extra help with cultivating leadership potential and critical thinking skills in gifted students, turn to these great resources:

  • Leadership for Students: A Guide for Young Leaders (2nd ed.) is filled with positive ideas and activities that will help your students discover their leadership abilities. Students will find guidance and advice that emphasize leadership skills in a variety of settings, including leadership in the classroom, school activities, and the community. 

  • Leadership for Kids: Curriculum for Building Intentional Leadership in Gifted Learners (Grades 3–6) looks beyond current definitions and examples of leadership to offer a framework within which to cultivate skills and abilities of leaders for this millennium. The curriculum nurtures leadership potential in elementary gifted learners through mini-lessons and activities that are structured around the four leadership frames developed by Bolman and Deal, researchers in organizational leadership.