ERIC Number: ED354424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
A-Okay: A Middle School Advisory Program.
This guide presents an advisory program for middle schools. The program is designed for groups of 10 to 15 students meeting twice a week; the advisors should be adults from within the school (teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, etc.). The program has four goals: (1) to promote students' sense of belonging within the school; (2) to assist students in the development of self-understanding; (3) to assist students in the development of effective interpersonal relationships; and (4) to guide students in decisions related to future growth. The organization of the guide is based on the school year with one topic per month (September through May/June). The topics are: trust (development of group trust); reflections (self-disclosure); hopes (future goals); gifts (a major project geared to help someone in some way); growth (teachers develop and implement their own program); relationships (personal relationships in and out of school); choices (decision-making); visions (a career-oriented project); dreams (a synthesis of the entire program with culminating exercises with a focus on the future. Most of the topics have 8 to 10 one-page activities; each description lists the goal, materials needed, and the procedure. Activity evaluations conclude the document. (Contains 11 references.) (CRW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Program developed as a partial requirement for a Master's program, Plymouth State College.