Responsive Advisory will meet four mornings in the six day cycle. It will be 20 minutes long. The groups will be about 10-12 students. Students are assigned to an advisory group at the beginning of the school year and will meet with the same teacher or staff member throughout the year.
Responsive Advisory meeting serves as an anchor for adolescents, a predictable routine that students need more than ever as they undergo rapid physical, emotional, and intellectual changes. Advisory provides a space and structure for teachers to support middle school students, both individually and as a group, as they develop their sense of self and identity in connection to their relationships with peers.
The four components of Responsive Advisory Meeting are:
For new middle schoolers, consistency is key. While navigating a new building, adjusting to a different schedule, and mastering that right of the passage that is the locker, students find comfort and consistency in Advisory.
Advisory is designed to address seven key purposes:
We will become more and more comfortable with each of these purposes throughout the school year and use them to help our sixth graders feel safe and supportive at Gibbs.