so students are now leading Circle of Power and Respect (CPR) advisories.
else can we do to get our students to buy in to the meetings?
Coach Scott says,
students by having them assess their advisory meetings. Students can work
together to create a CPR assessment scale that describes gradations of quality.
Then, individual meetings are assessed at the end of class by indicating where
they fall on the scale. The student-owned assessments, tracked over a week or two,
will give the group indicators of their progress toward the kind of meeting
they consider most successful and will provide a starting point for
scale and record for CPR
one advisory period creating with students a brief set of indicators
student-generated set of high-quality CPR characteristics:
- all four components are present
- meeting is friendly in tone
- lively conversations and activities are present
- behavior is orderly and follows the school’s Social Contract
- students lead meeting (after the first eight weeks of school)
- 100% of student participate
a scale using the characteristics brainstormed in step one.
high-quality CPR characteristics:
four components, orderly, friendly, student-led, lively, 100% participation
Four or more characteristics = +2
Three characteristics = +1
Two characteristics = -1
One or no characteristics = -2
Create a recording sheet.
Sample CPR meetings rated for two
use the scale and the recording sheet to assess CPR meetings
for one or two
adjustments to your meetings as needed.
For example, if as you record the daily assessments, you
realize that your meetings
are consistently lacking in liveliness, include more
lively greetings, activities,
or sharing formats.
Tyink is a Developmental Designs consultant for