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    To support students through the development of their identity as a scholar and individual.

    This page provides resources for advisories around the topics of maximizing students’ personal growth and development, including decision-making skills, self-efficacy, growth mindset, goal setting, and planning for success.


     

     
     
    Essential Components
    Provide means of exploring various aspects of identity.
    Promote ethnic/cultural identity development and awareness.
    Help advisees develop behaviors, skills and attitudes necessary for success.
    Integrate social-emotional and restorative practices to develop the whole student.
    Utilize trauma-informed practices to encourage holistic development of students.
    Practices
    Social-Emotional Learning (self-efficacy, self-management, social awareness)
    Growth mindset
    Self-advocacy
    Ethnic identity development
    Culturally and Linguistically Responsive integration
    Restorative practices
    Trauma-informed practices
    40 Developmental Assets building
     
     
    Social-Emotional Resources

    Social-Emotional Activities Workbook has activities ranging from self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
     
     
    Act for Youth has an entire toolkit, with complete lessons and activities on a variety of Social-Emotional topics.
     
     
    Personality and Learning Styles Assessments
     
     
     
     
    Family Readiness Program provides an array of lesson plans designed to help students develop their social-emotional skills and emotional intelligence. 
     

    Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility provides a multitude of lessons designed to teach social and emotional learning, empathy, and understanding through current events and modern societal issues ranging from politics and gun violence to climate change and religious tolerance. 
     
    Lesson Plans on communication
     
     
    Identity Development Resources
     
    Identity Formation articles
     

    Identity Lesson Plans at Teaching Tolerance and Advocates for Youth

     
    Culturally and Linguistically Responsive activities at Teaching Tolerance
     
    "I Am" poem template
     
    "I Am From" poem template
     
    Life Values Inventory
     
     
    Story of Self Worksheet
     
    Gender Stereotypes Lessons
     
     
     
    Healthy Relationships Resources
     
    Relationships mini-unit, with activities
     
     
    Teen Dating lessons
     
     
     
    Other Resources

    Citizens Crime Commission provides a student's guide and lesson plan to using social media safely

    Risky Online Relationship lesson plans for High School students
     
     
    Maxims for middle and high school students
     
     
    20 Face-to-Face Advisory lessons for middle school students by Teaching Tolerance on identity, diversity, justice and action
     

    College Board's "Advisory Session Guides", for grades 6-12, have lesson plans for relationship-building and developing the necessary attitudes, behaviors, and skills to succeed in school, college, and life. 

    Facing History empowers students and teachers to think critically about history and to understand the impact of their choices.