Each middle schooler who has earned an Independent Learner badge has can serve as an Eagle Buddy, guiding a team of elementary school Eagles in setting and delivering on their weekly SMART goals.
Being an Eagle Buddy is an honor, it must be earned.
Each Eagle Buddy leader has negotiated a relational covenant with his or her group, setting forth clear expectations and consequences. This covenant was signed with great ceremony.
If an elementary school Eagle is not keeping his or her part of the bargain, the Eagle may be asked to leave the group.
Every week, the elementary Eagles rate the effectiveness of their Eagle Buddy leader, using Survey Monkey to provide feedback. One low score means probation for the leader; the second low score means the leader must resign.
A worthy task. Serious promises. Clear feedback loops. Reasonable consequences, quickly enforced.
We’re well on the way to equipping and inspiring Eagles to run the school.