Getting Advisory Right: Tools for Supporting Effective Advisories - Four DVD Set (GARSET)


Advisory can be a primary vehicle for supporting healthy development, academic success, and postsecondary access for all students. Yet too many schools struggle to make advisory work effectively. During more than ten years of helping hundreds of schools to design and implement advisory programs, two of the most common questions we've faced have been "What does advisory look like when it's done well?" and "What kind of professional development will help the staff be ready to go?" We've addressed both of these questions by creating this unique, multi-dimensional resource.

Getting Advisory Right: Tools for Supporting Effective Advisories is an essential resource to provide "just-in-time" professional development for schools committed to improving and sustaining high-quality student advisory programs. Each segment includes scripted professional development guides, videos of real advisories in action that align with the PD guides, an annotated guide of facilitation tips and strategies for advisory, sample advisory session plans, activities, handouts, and more.

  • Segment 1: Creating Community focuses on the building blocks for creating and advisory group using Gatherings to bring the group together, Facilitation to build and strengthen advisor skills for leading the group, and Rituals and Routines to establish the group's sense of identity, trust, and cohesiveness. Click here to see a video excerpt of Segment 1: Creating Community.
  • Segment 2: Academic Advisement introduces proven methods to use advisory to increase student achievement using the highly effective Guided Work Period, engaging in Whole Group Academic Conferencing, and One-to-One Conferencing to continually support students' academic success and progress in a systematic, ongoing way. Click here to see a video excerpt of Segment 2: Academic Advisement.
  • Segment 3: Postsecondary Support provides critical information on how advisory is used to create a college-going culture in a school by identifying Roadblocks and Promising Practices for postsecondary readiness, activities to help teachers and students realize that College is Possible for all students, and how the Power of Peers creates a web of support to help students go on to a viable postsecondary experience. Click here to see a video excerpt of Segment 3: Postsecondary Support.
  • Segment 4: Social and Emotional Learning provides lessons in how advisory can be used to support students' personal growth and development with Building Skills for Collaboration and Success, and helps students understand and learn how to unleash their brain power in Understanding Effort and Learning, as well as demonstrating how to develop critical collaboration and conflict resolution skills necessary to navigate school with Managing Emotions to Support Learning and AchievementClick here to see a video excerpt of Segment 4: Social and Emotional Learning.

Secondary Schools / ESR / ISBN 9780942349399    

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