BRIDGE DIFFERENCES. REDUCE BIAS.Help our students connect to school. Lead advisory conversations about the most important cultural challenges of our day.
HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY HANDBOOK: BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY CULTURE GRADES 9-12provides the tools you need to guide conversations about culture: sometimes painful, sometimes playful–above all, honest. Examine social and psychological dynamics that tend to push us apart and identify changes that can pull us together. The advisory meetings, with the daily messages, greetings, share topics, robust and varied activities, and reflection questions, to promote development of social skills, critical thinking, psychological safety, and open discussion.
Lead advisories that help students think critically and with feeling as they:
- Develop appreciation for cultural diversity
- Cultivate connections across differences
- Examine the price we pay for bias and injustice
- Realize that each of us can be a change agent
- Take action for equity
Abundant teacher support: research, theory, resources, and practical tips guide each advisory.
Includes 30 lesson plans with multi-day extension ideas!
Lessons align with CASEL core competencies.
Developmental Designs High School Advisory offers teachers an excellent tool to engage students in meaningful conversation about diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging. It fosters understanding and connectedness among learners.
The Origins Program, 2023
125 pages, soft cover, spiral binding