When we think about the role of heroes in our lives, many of us look to famous, popular or very influential people. Some of these people may very well be heroes, but the most important heroes are those that directly influence our lives. The dictionary defines a hero as “a person of distinguished courage or ability … admired for brave deeds and noble qualities … role model, ideal …” (excerpts, Webster, Unabridged, 2nd edition, 2001). Sometimes a hero can simply be a person of integrity, someone who is compassionate and possesses moral courage, or someone who does what he or she knows is right.
How can we be heroes ourselves? How can you encourage your students to be heroes? Our lesson plan this month will help you and your students share existing thoughts and ideas about heroes, explore heroic qualities and construct a plan to become someone's hero.
Click here to view this month's lesson - “A Lesson on Heroism."
To learn more about how to empower your students to realize their own potential to effect positive change and for additional resources on the power of positive role models, visit www.myhero.com.
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