Parent are the greatest role model for their children. Grandparents, guardians, and care-givers also provide a great deal of role modeling for their children. Have you thought about giving your students access to additional role models? In other words, would you like your child to have role models outside your home?
One great way to accomplish giving your child more role models is through literature. Through books, students can read about role people they might someday want to become. Parents can hack this technique by reading books with their children about adults they want their children to become. If you want your children to grow up to be generous, read books about generous adults. If you want your children to be financially successful, read books about CEO's and other corporate moguls. If you want your children to be kind and gracious, read books with them about taking the high road.
Giving our children more role models can include much more than books. We can use movies, downloads, youtube, TV, and other media to give our children other role models. For more information about literature role models, check out the links below.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.