I need a two-page layout of a time management tool- a student planner. Each page will be 8 1/2 X11
The right page will be called a "Weekly Attitude Indicator". In an airplane an attitude indicator tells the pilot if the plane is going up or down as well as going to the left or going to the right. I call this page a weekly attitude indicator because as the students plan their week they will know if their lives are going up or down as well as going to the right or going to the left.
The right page needs to have a space for an "accountability advisor" to sign. Students will have partners and they will tell each other how their week went as sign each others student planner.
The leadership component is comprised of two ideas- leading yourself and leading others. When it comes to leading yourself there are three actions students need to plan for
1)strengthening character daily
2) increasing mental capabilities daily
3) increasing physical capabilities daily
Leading others has two actions elementary age students need to plan for
1) lifting their family
2) be a leader at school
On the time management component I want them to have a writing area for their assignment and goals from Monday to Sunday. From Monday through Friday there needs to be goals set for Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Math, Social Studies and Science.
I want to call this 2-page weekly spread a Weekly Attitude indicator
From the simplest to the most sophisticated airplanes, there are certain gauges in the instrument panel that exist in all of them. The gauge in an instrumentation panel of a plane that lets the pilot know the orientation of the plane relative to the earth is called a gyro horizon or artificial horizon. Interestingly, it is also called an attitude indicator. The attitude indicator lets a pilot know whether the plane has the nose pointed down and the plane is moving downward toward the earth below, or whether the nose is pointed up and the plane is rising. Similarly, we lift and move upward and forward toward our life's mission, or we can end up someplace else. The purpose of this tool is to help students get a sense of where their attitude is currently heading, but also what may be causing their attitude to be great or less than ideal.
The attitude indicator will also tell a pilot when the plane is rolling or tilted to the left or right as the plane turns. If the plane continues to turn in one direction, the plane will be traveling in circles. Some commercial flights will do this on purpose while waiting to get clearance from the air traffic controller to land. This is called a holding pattern.
Have you ever felt that your life has been in a holding pattern even when you don’t want to be in a holding pattern? We may have this holding-pattern feeling from time to time, where get the sense that our lives are not really moving forward, but we are using time and energy going in circles. To prevent this holding pattern feeling from happening, a student needs to again lead themselves and lead others.
To summarize the leadership component will have these sections
(Title) WEEKLY ATTITUDE INDICATOR
(put some artwork here of an attitude indicator of a plane. I’ll leave this for your creativity)
LEADERSHIP FOCUS AND GOALS FOR THIS WEEK
Week of: ______________ Accountability Adviser: ______________
Leadership Focus- Strengthen Character Daily
Leadership Focus- Increase Mental Capabilities Daily
Leadership Focus- Increase Physical Capabilities Daily
Leadership Focus- Lift My Family
Leadership Focus- Be A Leader At School
Other Leadership Focus