Following The Leader

In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to debate whether or not an individual’s number of followers on Instagram and Twitter correlates with that person’s ability to be a positive role model.


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Lesson Plan

As a group, students should describe positive characteristics that they believe a role model and leader should possess. They should then create a list of characteristics that they believe are a detriment to a person being a positive role model and leader (These lists should not exceed 15 characteristics in length).

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Lesson tags: Creative Writing, Eighth, Pop Culture, Social Networking


MrJeffDess MrJeffDess is a writer, professor, public speaker and emcee of Haitian descent and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Campus Life at New Jersey City University. Born and raised in Jamaica Queens, MrJeffDess stayed in New York City and hit the poetic and leadership scene full force in 2001 at St. John’s University. Along with receiving a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature his career at St. John’s would mark the beginning of a journey towards a variety of literary genres and leadership types.