- Gather the materials needed in the Required Materials section
- Find and watch the Everyday Leadership TED Talk by Drew Dudley found at www.ted.com/talks. You can search for the talk by using the title or the speaker’s name.
- Set up the computer, LCD projector, and screen to be able to show the video to the group.
- Students reflect on the video and if there were times when an interaction with someone made a difference in their lives, and what were their “lollipop” moments?
- Have students write a letter to someone who has made an impact on their lives and encourage them to mail it.
- TED Talk (6 minutes) by Drew Dudley found at www.ted.com/talks
- Computer, LCD projector, and screen to show the video
- Lollipops (minimum of one per participant)
- Blank paper (minimum of one sheet per participant)
- Pens or pencils (one per participant)
- Blank envelopes (minimum of one per participant)
- Postage stamps, if needed
Preconditions for Success
This I-Time is part of a series of socioemotional lessons delivered weekly to secondary school students by core teachers as part of the Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) model (www.barrcenter.org).
Connection to Equity
This lesson contributes to an Equitable Learning Environment by demonstrating to students that they can act as leaders by doing everyday things which can profoundly affect others, even without their knowledge. This I-Time challenges students to look for “lollipop moments” where they can positively impact a person’s experience one action at a time.
Evidence of Effectiveness
Students think of themselves as being leaders by performing everyday actions, they see themselves as being able to change the world little by little, they appreciate the leadership they have felt from others, and they show gratitude for kindnesses they have received.
Group discussion on the video and if students had an interaction with someone that made a difference for them.