Saturday, April 16, 2016
Some ideas . . .
Found this . . . might give others some ideas on how to communicate the importance and mission of Advisory . . . kudos to Avalon Middle School!
Our school believes in doing whatever we can to help our students achieve and grow as young adolescents and so have implemented an advisory program at our school. Research from dozens of accredited researchers, such as NMSA (National Middle School Association), This We Believe (AMLE, 2010), and Turning Points 2000 (Jackson et al., 2000), have proven that students remain in school and achieve higher when involved in an advisory program. Our program is designed to:
Our advisory programs consist of fifteen students per every one teacher and contain a mix of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Our program covers a variety of topics that students and teachers feel are important concerning emotional, physical, mental, and social development. Below you will find a list of the topics we will be discussing this nine weeks (in no particular order) along with the activity that co-en-sides with each topic.
The topics and activities below are simply for the current nine weeks and are in no particular order. They will be updated with different topics and activities during Christmas Break in preparation for the 3rd nine weeks.