The Power of Empowerment

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TL;DR:

  • Teachers need to take a step into their students’ reality to truly understand them and see the world from their perspective.
  • All students have the capability of being leaders in the classroom.
  • The power of empowerment means encouraging our students to love themselves and be whatever they seek out to be.

What does empowerment look like in your classroom?

As teachers, we play a vital role in our kids’ lives inside and outside of the classroom. One of the essential keys of empowerment is the ability to reverse roles with our kids. When reversing roles, you’re placing yourself in your kids’ shoes, and seeing the world from their perspective.

How do we expect to understand our kids if we don’t take a step into their reality?

When you realize the return on investment of empowerment within your students, you will unlock the keys to preparing our next generation of leaders one student at a time. Click To Tweet

Empowering our kids to be the best version of themselves starts inside of the classroom.

As we often remember back in our elementary school days, there was often one kid chosen as the “line leader” or something of leadership. It was usually the well-behaved kid. As we take a dip back into memory lane, imagine that moment your teacher chose someone else to be the leader instead of you. That choice might have made you feel a certain feeling, like why not me?

Now place yourself in your kids’ shoes, when we are selective choosing. In reality of a classroom, if you have 30 students, you have 30 student leaders, not just one.

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This is the power of empowerment: encouraging our kids to love themselves and be whatever they seek out to be.

At Sanders Hand, empowerment is one of our core principles that we embody for every student we come across. When you realize the return on investment of empowerment within your students, you will unlock the keys to preparing our next generation of leaders one student at a time.

In order to change a life, you have to take a step into their life—take a step into their life in order to lead them. Be empowered and feel empowered!


About Sebastian Sanders

Sebastian Sanders “The Youth Principal” is a world motivational speaker. Born in Houston, Texas, Sebastian is a known community leader & youth advocate since his founding of The Sanders Hand in 2017. He has been changing the lives of many families and students across the world, servicing over 2,000 youth & college students from Texas to Oklahoma. Sebastian is a graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio with his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management. Sebastian is also the founder & chairman of SJS Enterprises, serving as the cultivation of community and business as we know it.

Known for his amazing work with youth, he is a perceived businessman & social entrepreneur with the creation of “Define Success” curriculum & leadership camp. Sebastian is a well-rounded entrepreneur with his unique sense of business. He thrives for change in our economy and community.

“Don’t look for change, be the change.” – Sebastian.