The founding premise of the GARDNER CARNEY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (gcLi) is that every child has the potential to be a leader and that leadership can and must be taught. Every teacher needs to cultivate leadership in all students. To accomplish this, we need to prioritize and support teacher professional development with a disciplined pedagogy.
To that end, the gcLi has developed the Pedagogy of Leadership®, combining brain science, leadership studies, cultural competency and developmental psychology.
- There is an urgent need to prepare young people to become capable citizens and agents of change in the world.
- We believe teachers are the best people to prepare students for this work.
- To do this work, teachers need tools, resources and professional networks.