Indian Creek Teacher – Advisor Program. Learning From Mistakes. INDIAN CREEK HS 520 Students 30 miles south of Indy Faculty committed to raising student achievement. Mrs. R’s TAP Group. WHY?. SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS High Expectations Standards Engaged Students Extra Help / Extra Time
30 miles south of Indy
Faculty committed to
raising student achievement
Extra Help / Extra Time
STUDENT ADVISORY GROUP
Feedback – Past Activities
Input – Future Activities
9 per grade level
Written by teachers, counselors, administrators, students, parents &
All students will identify their learning style(s)
All students will identify high school electives that match their career interests.
All students will identify their Holland career code.
All students will describe the educational level required for jobs in today’s labor market.
All students will practice conflict management skills.
All students will demonstrate consensus building.
Lesson Title: Learning Styles
Indicator: All students will describe ways in which they can adjust their classroom learning strategies to compliment their learning style.
Learning Style Assessment
Learning Style Activity Sheet
1. Introduce the activity by explain-
ing that people learn in different
ways (see facilitator notes).
2. Distribute copies of the “I Like
Your Style” learning styles . . .
Learning style – bonus question (all classes)
GPA calculation (math)
Postsecondary options comparison paper (Eng)
Resumes (computer ap)
Senior Exhibition (Eng)
Four-year HS Course Plans
Mock Interviews (Chamber of Commerce)
Scholarship foundation (Dollars for Scholars)
all at once.
Add one grade level each year
Set up for success first year
Teachers only have 5 min. to prep for Advisory
Handout Copies for Class
Teachers need professional development to be good advisors.
Counseling vs Support
Limits of Confidentiality
Teachers need regular support
to be good advisors.
MONTHLY ADVISOR MEETINGS - LUNCH
Feedback – Last Month
Preview – Upcoming Month
Joint Problem Solving
Many need to share leadership responsibilities in an organized manner
Develop lesson plans
Distribute materials weekly
Facilitate peer coaching
Different situation for kids:
With kids from different peer groups
Teachers trying to get to know them
Advisor to advisor coaching / support
Workforce Readiness Checklist
- mastery of guidance indicators
- self management skills
- team-building skills
distributed with report cards
students include in job applications
- TAP group name & logo
- Art projects
- Non-competitive games
- Hobby day
- Whole school break-outs
12. Personal Management
13. Team Work
14. Problem Solving
1. Self Knowledge
4. Best English
5. Best Math
6. Best Science
7. Best Soc St
8. Best For Lang
9. Best Career Major
100% have applied career interests to course selection
100% have applied learning styles strategies when completing class assignments
100% have a resume on file in the Counseling Center
Intend to continue education after high school
Faculty vote of con-fidence after 4 years
Kids pressured disengaged teachers to get involved
Kids requested advisor to be on stage with them at graduation
Still in place even though original TAP Steering Team members no longer at ICHS
Passing Algebra I
55% - 94%
There was a frail man walking down a deserted beach just before sunset. In the distance he saw a young boy. As he approached, the old man saw the boy throwing a net into the sea. The old man asked, “Young boy, why are you spending so much energy throwing your net into the sea? There are no fish there.”
The young boy explained that the net would stop the starfish from washing onto the beach that night and dying in the morning sun.
“But young boy,” replied the old man, “there are nice people here who spend their mornings throwing the starfish back into the sea.”
“Yes,” said the boy, “but there are thousands of beaches and millions of starfish! They are not able to reach every one.”
The old man looked out to sea and imagined all the starfish that would wash onto the beach that night. After a while, he helped the boy throw his net into the sea and exclaimed, “Your net makes a different for every one!”
Guidance and Advisement:
October 6- 7, 2003