SSMS Leadership
Being Prepared for the
Period 2
Have you ever heard yourself say…
Help is on the Way
Get it together with your
The Leadership Notebook
• Everyone will have their own
personal leadership notebook.
• Definition:
A personalized textbook!
A working portfolio-all of your
DE scores, goals, data
tracking, writing samples- in
one convenient spot.
• Leadership notebooks empower you to
become accountable for your learning.
• You write Goals/objectives to capture shortterm gains to motivate you to achieve longrange goals..
• Express your own ideas and process and
apply the information and skills learned in
this class.
• When will be updating
• Quarterly data chats with students
This is “Your” Life
• Using photos, magazines, markers, glue,
paper and scissors, etc. decorate the cover
of your Interactive Student Leadership
Notebook as if it were the “cover” to the
book that tells the story of YOUR life.
• Use your artistic talent and sketch or
draw. Use your imagination!!!!
• Be creative and have fun!
Period 4
Let’s Set Up Our Notebooks!
Step 1: Number Pages 1-200
Step 2: Put tabs on pages and label
Page 1: Table of Contents
Page 5: Personal Mission Statement
Page 7: Covey Goal
Page 11: State/FCAT Data
Page 13: DE Data Tracking
Page 21: Math Learning Goals
Page 41: Science Learning Goals
Page 61: Social Studies Learning Goals
Page 81: Language Arts Learning Goals
Page 101: Reading
Page 121: DBQ Writing Samples
Page 131: Lead2Feed
Page 161: Interventions
Page 181: Personal Victories
Page 185: Read 2 Succeed Log
Page 191: Reflections
Right Side
Learning Goal
Data collecting
Other relevant information
Examples of Right Side Assignments
• Journal Entries
• Vocabulary
• Notes
• Graphic Organizers/ Thinking Maps
• DBQ writing samples (leadership focus)
• Recording Sheets/ Worksheets
Left Side
• Left side is to record your thinking,
reflections, questions, thoughts,
impressions, connections and wonderings.
• The “Left Side” belongs to YOU!
• Apply skills you have learned in class.
• Make connections between “new” learning
and “old” learning.
Left Side
Use graphs, charts, Venn diagrams, research from internet
Thinking Maps
Sketches related to learning
More Left Side Activities
• Illustrated Outlines
• Concept Maps
• Acrostics
Important Information
• Every individual right side
page (even for many pages
of the same assignment)
must have an accompanying
left side activity.
How Bad Do you Want It (Success)?
Period 6
1. Decorate front cover (artist’s discretion)
2. About the author back inside cover
Front Cover
About the Author/Author’s Page
• On the back inside cover, create an about
the Author page.
• Must include picture of author, if no photo
is available, you may use an artist’s
rendering (drawing).
A photo of YOU
Colorful paper
Magazine images
Things you can glue to the inside or outside
cover of a notebook that hold meaning for
• Stencils
• Markers/Crayons/Colored Pencils
Your Favorite Quote:
Book Blurb:
Give a short summary of
Give an overview of the
“pilot”- your story
Be persuasive and create
Write something about the
main character in the book..
About the Author:
Provide something interesting
about the you
Write something about the
setting of the book (SSMS,
home, neighborhood, etc).
From the newspapers:
Think of imaginary names of
newspapers and write a
sentence about the book
Sample headline
Period 8
Please open your leadership
notebook to the “personal
mission statement” tab
During this class period, you
will be creating your own
personal mission statement.
What is a Personal Mission
• Reflects your Key:
– Values
– Principles
– Sense of purpose and meaning for your life.
Your Personal Mission Statement in a sense
becomes your “personal constitution” that
gives you meaning and direction to life.
Steps for Writing Personal
Mission Statement
1. Reflect on the key values
and principles you want to
use as a guide for your life.
Values may vary among us,
but correct principles are
shared by all people of good
Steps for Writing Personal Mission
2. Ponder questions like: What
do you want your life to be
about in order to give it
purpose and meaning?
Think about how much
better this world would be if
each person were dedicated
to lifting the lives of
everyone we touch.
Steps for Writing Personal Mission
3. “Brainstorm” with yourself,
parents, relatives, teachers,,
counselors and friends about your
strengths, talents, deep-felt values
and principles which are most
important to you.
Read biographies of people you
Take personality/aptitude/vocational
Steps for Writing Personal Mission
4. View your personal Mission Statement
as your “Personal Constitution” Like
the Constitution of a country, your
Personal Mission Statement can be
amended over time if so inspired. It will
always reflect your fundamental values,
purposes and principles which will
guide you through the thousands of
decisions you will make in your lifetime.
Steps for Writing Personal Mission
• 5. Find a quiet place, inside
or outside where you can
spend some quality
uninterrupted time pondering
and reflecting in order to
write your Personal Mission
Statement. It need not be
too long - no more than a
page or a few paragraphs. It
should inspire you and cause
you to stretch but not break.
Steps for Writing Personal Mission
• 6. Ask, “Does this statement inspire
me?” While it does not totally reflect
where you are today, it helps you to
stretch to become better and is a
guide as you make it difficult decision.
Write in the “present tense” as if you
are doing it. You will enjoy the “power
of purpose” as a result of getting a
vision of what you want your life to be.
Examples of Student Mission
• “We are the creative force of our life,
and through our own decisions rather
than our conditions, if we carefully
learn to do certain things, we can
accomplish those goals.”
Click on the link below to watch a fantastic video
that will help you to prepare for your mission
Student Video
Maintaining the Interactive
Student Leadership Notebook
• No ripped out pages or torn corners
• No doodling that doesn’t relate to notes
• Date, title and number each page
• Work must be neat and readable. Do
your best at all times.
How long should it take to work
on my notebook?
• Normally class time is given to work on the
right side assignments and sometimes this
includes time to work on a left side. The
expectation is that you will revisit your right
side or the next day review the material by
completing a left side leadership activity.
Once you have a good understanding of the
kinds of left side activities that can be done,
it should take you about 15 minutes to
complete a left side.
• Each time the notebook is reviewed you will
have the opportunity to win a “STORM” Buck
• Notebook checks are unannounced and can
occur at any random time during the school
year. If you are absent, please make plans to
attend tutorials. You may use teachers
notebook to complete your missed leadership
assignment. Ask for help when needed.
• Students will have 8th period on Friday to
complete mission statements and setting
up Leadership Notebook