ERIC Number: ED379546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Pembroke Academy Freshman Advisor Handbook. 1st Edition.
Stehno, Joseph J.
Students entering high school as freshmen bring with them a variety of issues, problems and strengths. Often, students are uncertain about their academic abilities, their social-selves, and their chances of success in a new environment. Even freshmen with positive educational experiences and a strong sense of self-need support and guidance during this transitional year. The key element in advisement programs is the importance of personalizing the school environment for students as well as teachers. The activities in Sections 2 and 3 of this handbook, which would be conducted within the 23-minute daily homeroom period, are designed to promote involvement and communication among group members. Section 2 involves "Get Acquainted Activities" and suggests exercises such as name games and partner introductions. Section 3, "Involvement Activities," seeks the creation of deeper trust and openness among group members by encouraging more personal revelations. Students discuss and share their feelings on matters about their lives and their families. Section 4, "Learning by Real Problems," (LBRP) offers students an opportunity to become empowered by allowing them to attempt to create solutions to a real problem that is actual and immediate within a particular classroom, school, community or society. Section 5, "Encouraging Students," offers suggestions to education professionals on how to motivate and encourage students. Contains 24 references. (BF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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