jeffng93 1 / 2 Jan 13, 2011 #1Hey,the topic for my essay is to describe a leadership accomplishment where I changed an idea into action. I need to do it within 250 words.Can you guys please edit and give me some feedback? Thanks in advanceIn the summer of 2010, I volunteered at a summer day camp for multicultural children that spoke little to no English. It was an eight-week program where I took a leadership role and nurtured an idea that grew into an action. When one imagines a lesson, worksheets and textbooks are first to come to mind but this is not always the most effective direction to take. Learning a new language is difficult, especially for children, and I believed that a more interactive teaching style would benefit them. I decided to take the initiative so I went to the program organizer and proposed that in addition to the standard curriculum of worksheets and lessons, I would incorporate interactive materials. Based on my experiences of learning French and Spanish as a beginner, I believed that media such as songs, games, and movies would prove successful. It wasn't easy. I spent hours that weekend looking for suitable materials: past and current teachers were contacted, libraries were explored, and of course, the famous Google brought up thousands of pages that had to be individually sorted. The first day back from the tedious weekend was full of emotions. As a guinea pig, my class was the first to be experimented on. It was uncharted territories and thoughts of failure floated through my head. The risk of embarrassment and failure paid off; the children were immersed in the language and smiling at the same time. The idea of bringing multimedia into the classroom radiated from this point and was soon used throughout the day camp.