Program, Mission, Roles and Responsibilities,
Activities and Calendars
The mission of the ISB middle and high school
advisory program is based around the ideals of
each student’s safety, spirit...
Additionally, we encourage each student to
develop, access, and demonstrate
interpersonal and cultural awareness.
Students...
An advisory teacher
takes on different
roles in this class than
typical teaching
roles. An advisor
fulfills the goals of t...
Creating a safe space within which students
feel that they have a “home base”—a place
where they can express their thought...
Helping students bond on a personal
level with each other and with adults
in the school community and beyond.
Fostering th...
Promoting acceptable behavior
within the school community
Monitoring student records and
academic progress
Service learning: ongoing
relationship in school community
Futures (college/career planning,
grade/school/country transiti...
 Providing additional intervention and support to students
who demonstrate patterns of academic, behavioral, social
or em...
 Administering disciplinary measures to
students who violate academic or behavioral
codes
 Disseminating confidential in...
 Monitoring students’ academic
progressBottom of Form
 Designing appropriate action plans when
students are not achievin...
 Organizing community outreach programs
 Meeting with students of all grade levels to
discuss service opportunities
 Pr...
 One person speaks at a time

 Agree to disagree in an atmosphere of mutual respect

 Give each person the right to h...
 Getting-to-know-you-better activities
 Individual interviews
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Introducing an advisory program at ISB 2009

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  1. 1. Program, Mission, Roles and Responsibilities, Activities and Calendars
  2. 2. The mission of the ISB middle and high school advisory program is based around the ideals of each student’s safety, spirit, responsibility, and resiliency. An effective advisory program ensures that every student has the opportunity to feel known, heard, and understood. Within the program students will optimize social and academic competencies that they need to navigate the hurdles of middle and high school as well as make a smooth transition to college and career….
  3. 3. Additionally, we encourage each student to develop, access, and demonstrate interpersonal and cultural awareness. Students make meaningful connections with other students and with adults, and take personal responsibility for contributing to a positive school culture.
  4. 4. An advisory teacher takes on different roles in this class than typical teaching roles. An advisor fulfills the goals of the advisory mission statement by: Being an advocate for each student within the group
  5. 5. Creating a safe space within which students feel that they have a “home base”—a place where they can express their thoughts and feelings freely Participating with the students in every activity in advisory
  6. 6. Helping students bond on a personal level with each other and with adults in the school community and beyond. Fostering the development of study skills and appropriate work habits
  7. 7. Promoting acceptable behavior within the school community Monitoring student records and academic progress
  8. 8. Service learning: ongoing relationship in school community Futures (college/career planning, grade/school/country transitions) Keeping personal information about students confidential
  9. 9.  Providing additional intervention and support to students who demonstrate patterns of academic, behavioral, social or emotional difficulties  Assisting teachers and advisors with strategies to work with students  Meeting with the appropriate grade levels to conduct specialized sessions focused on transitions, career searches, university applications, academic requirements, etc.  Being an ongoing resource to advisors to assist with strategies and problem-solving in their advisory activities/meetings.  Disseminating confidential information about students on a need-to-know basis
  10. 10.  Administering disciplinary measures to students who violate academic or behavioral codes  Disseminating confidential information about students on a need-to-know basis  Consulting with teachers/advisors/counselors about student issues as needed  Assisting with parent contact and liaison arrangements
  11. 11.  Monitoring students’ academic progressBottom of Form  Designing appropriate action plans when students are not achieving academic success  Conducting specialized sessions in Diploma program options and course selection, the Grade 10 Personal Project, etc.
  12. 12.  Organizing community outreach programs  Meeting with students of all grade levels to discuss service opportunities  Providing means of documentation and following up on and “signing off” on CAS completion
  13. 13.  One person speaks at a time   Agree to disagree in an atmosphere of mutual respect   Give each person the right to have and express his/her own view   Emphasize the positive points   Listen actively   No put-downs and/or mocking allowed   Allow everyone to speak, trying not to exclude anyone   Try not to make a second comment until everyone has spoken once   Everyone has a right to pass   Use “I” statements as a way of expressing views   Respect confidentiality
  14. 14.  Getting-to-know-you-better activities  Individual interviews

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