An advisory is a regularly scheduled period of time, typically during the school day, when teachers meet with small groups of students for the purpose of advising them on academic, social, or future-planning issues. It goes by different names but this a period of the school day for disseminating general information and can be a great conduit for SEL lessons.
- West Virginia DOE has some great ideas and resources
- Five Tips for Teaching Advisory Classes at Your School
- Ramp-Up to Readiness, University of Minnesota
- The Key Components of an Advisory System
- In some cases, other adults and staff members, such as guidance counselors or social workers, may act as advisors or participate in an advisory program.
- “Advisories,” as these meetings are commonly called, may be casual and loosely organized in some schools, or they may follow a prescribed curriculum and clear set of routines determined by school leaders,
- The broad purpose of an “advisory period” or “advisory program” is to ensure that at least one adult in the school is getting to know each student well, making sure their learning needs are being met, and encouraging them to make good academic choices and plan for their future.
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