STARR has gathered some helpful resources for students and teachers who want to grow in knowledge, kindness, and leadership. Below you will find recommended books, videos, articles, and several guides on implementing Student Leadership in your school.
Sparking Change By Sharing Your Story
8 of The Most Influential Millennial Women in US Politics
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Using Banned Books to Inspire Student Social Justice Leaders
A lesson from Dr. Rose Reissman on the importance of using banned books, fictional stories, and other alternative methods to inspire leadership in young students.
Student Reports on Banned Books (.docx) | View or Download
How to Inspire Student Social Justice Leaders with One Fictional Story at A Time (.docx) | View or Download
Indigenous Culture Education Unit
Dr. Rose provides this lesson on American Indigenous People to go beyond the "day off" that schools often give to commemorate cultural holidays and involve students in a "day (focused) on" the important study of indigenous culture. Special thanks to the team of contributors, Amanda Xavier, Mr. Carideo, Ms. Franzese, Dr. Reissman and Principal Marielena Santiago, NYC STARR Mentor.
A Day On Indigenous Culture - Lesson Example | View or Download
Environmental Conservation, Conscious Consumption
A case study on engaging Student Leaders, teaching environmental conservation, conscious consumption, responsibility, and entrepreneurship through a school-run thrift store: Ditmas Trends
Special thanks to the team of educators that supported this project: Ms. Bortle, Ms. Franzese, Mr. Carideo, Mr. Snyder, Ms. Gregus, Ms. Meade, Ms. Mathis, Dr. Reissman, Writer, and Principal Marielena Santiago, NYC STARR Mentor.
United Nations Junior Ambassador Program
UN SDGs Zero Hunger and No Poverty
Junior Ambassador Program Documentation March 2023 Week 1 | Download or View .docx
JUNIOR AMBASSADORS PROGRAM Quote Inspirer Activity | Download or View .docx
Reaction to the Heart Emblem | Download or View .docx
Junior Ambassador POEM | Download or View .docx
Social and Mental Health Bill | Download Word Doc
Top 770 Bill Support Posters | View or Download PDF
Digital Soapbox Student Writings June 2022 | View or Download PDF
Wishing, Resolving, Reaching and Realizing-2023 | View or Download
Roald Dahl Publisher to Rerelease Author’s Original Texts After Editing Controversy | Read Online
Picture Book, Perfect Parcc -College, Career, and Commerce Ready Literacy Education | View or Download .docx
An Involved Approach to How a Bill Becomes a Law- Having Students Own Their Bills | View or download
Leading by Doing! It’s Elementary - The Younger They Lead, The Better Citizens They Are Today and Tomorrow | View or Download
Implementing and Empowering Student Leaders: A comprehensive guide through one school’s example | View or Download
Student Leadership Council Evaluation Report and Results | View or Download
STARR would like to thank Dr. Rose Reissman for her contributions to these resources and her tireless dedication to the growth of students and educators alike, as well as the support from all Ditmas partners, Michael Downes, Angelo Carideo, and Principal Marielena Santiago, NYC STARR Mentor.
Authored by Dr. Rose Reissman
NYC Ditmas Writing Institute
Ditmas Partner Ss Teacher Team:
Michael Downes, Angelo Carideo, Principal and Student Leadership Administrator Mentor