Advisory

Advisory

Advisory teaches communication, leadership, goal setting and acceptance of self and others. Students learn to resolve conflicts through communication skills rather than violence. Classroom teachers can focus on teaching and students can focus on learning. (NASSP Bulletin, April 1995). Once you understand the value of the advisory program it becomes a matter of passion and patience, a passion for the value and for making it happen, and the patience to see the results.

Advisory IS

Advisory IS NOT

Integral component of K-12 educational program

Period attached to lunch

Small group

Class size

Belonging/connecting

Isolation

To develop academic/career

competencies

A study hall or a conference period

Trained caring adult

"Instant" Advisor

2-way communication

Lack of empathy

Multimodal

"sit and get"

Proactive

Reactive

Personal goals for learning, service and responsibility

Teacher-driven

10- step goal setting process

Randomly taught

Fact-based

Free advice

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Goal Setting Steps

Advisory

Class Meetings

Student-led Conference