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.
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)
Ethnic identity development
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive integration
40 Developmental Assets buildingSocial-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 AssessmentsGrowth mindset and Grit LessonsFamily 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 communicationIdentity Development ResourcesIdentity 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 templateLife Values InventoryValues Lesson PlansStory of Self WorksheetGender Stereotypes LessonsBuilding Allies for LGBTQ Youth lesson plansHealthy Relationships ResourcesRelationships mini-unit, with activitiesBuilding Healthy Teen Relationships CurriculumTeen Dating lessonsSexual Violence Prevention lessonOther 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 studentsMaxims 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.