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Become a Leader

There are several important aspects to transforming the lives of wounded students, and the author's original intent was to place the topic of leadership at the end as a way of sewing the other points together. Educators today can feel isolated within their content or area, so the idea of leadership can be daunting. The author encourages one as an educator, be it teacher, counselor, or administrator, to look at what leadership capacity they have in regard to understanding wounded students, so that one can identify areas for development. The willingness to take a leadership role in bringing transformation to the lives of wounded students is definitely hard work. Positioning oneself to understand can lead to wounded children being more open to receiving help, guidance, instruction, and encouragement. The author always encourage schools to continue in their pursuit of ideas for and understanding of wounded children through ongoing professional development.