Advisory

The purpose of Advisory is to get out important information to students and practice required drills without taking away from precious and limited teaching time. Several of the weekly advisories will also be used to conduct Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons. The Covid-19 Pandemic has made the need for SEL more integral than ever. Our students are struggling to understand their feelings and cope with their emotions. They are stressed, depressed and eager to make connections. For this reason, a variety of videos and activities have been created that help students identify, analyze and discuss the various challenges they are dealing with. These Social-Emotional Learning lessons increase students’ prosocial behaviors and enable them to become more positive and resilient. It is our hope that they will provide students with the tools they need to be successful now and for the rest of their lives.

These lessons have been designed to be as "plug and play" as possible and only require that the teacher start the video, supervise the students to make sure they are participating and then facilitate the discussions as directed.


Please contact email Andie Cooke (acooke@guhsd.net) for assistance.

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Part 2

January 26-29

1. Before starting the video, please prompt your students to open up the Managing Stress and Anxiety document that they started using in the last video. They should have it saved in their Google Drive or somewhere else where they can easily access it. Students will also need to take out a full piece of paper and pen or pencil for an exercise in the video.


2. Once your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up, click on the image to the left to play the video. Make sure to click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video in order to extend the view into full screen.


3. Please encourage your students to thoughtfully participate in the activities presented in the video. In order for students to get the most out of the strategies, they need to experience them first hand so that they can replicate them when necessary.


4. If there is still extra time after the students have completed the action plan at the end of the video, ask your students to share what they wrote or discuss what they will do to hold themselves accountable to their action plan.

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Part 1

January 12-15

1. Before showing the video, please share this link with your students and instruct them to make a copy of the Managing Stress and Anxiety document. They will need to open it on their Chromebooks at that time, as they will be prompted to complete the left hand column of the document at the 11:30 mark in the video and the right hand column at the 13:45 mark.

2. Once your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up, click on the image to the right. Make sure to click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video in order to extend the view into full screen.

3. Please encourage students to share what they wrote at the end of the video and facilitate any discussion that arises.

**Remind students to file the document in a place where they can easily find it. They will finish completing it during our next SEL lesson.


Cyber Safety

December 14-17 (optional)

1. Before showing the video, please share this list of “Phishing and Scam Quizzes” with your students. They will be prompted to utilize the links in the document about three minutes into the video.

2. Once your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up, click on the image to the left to play the video. Make sure to click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video in order to extend the view into full screen.

3. Encourage your students to complete at least one of the phishing and scam quizzes when directed. Remind them that they can always choose to complete more of the quizzes once the video is over or on their own time.

Social Media Awareness

December 8-11

1. Before showing the video, please share this link with your students and instruct them to make a copy of the Social Media Confessions document. They will need to open it on their Chromebooks at that time, as they will be prompted to use the document about one minute into the video.

2. Once your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up, click on the image to the right to play the video. Make sure to click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video in order to extend the view into full screen.

3. Encourage your students to complete the “Social Media Confessions” chart when directed. If you have a student tell you that they do not have social media, tell them to complete the chart based on past behavior or simply read over the options and think about what their classmates may be doing.

4. Pause the video once the discussion questions are presented at the 16:45 mark. At that point, the video is over but you will want to keep the screen visible so that your students can see the questions and share their answers with each other. Ask any students who feel like they cannot contribute to the discussion because they do not have social media why they don’t have social media and if that was a personal choice or a choice that was made for them. Ask them how they feel about not having social media and any benefits or detriments they feel it causes for them.

**This video could bring up some difficult emotions or memories for some students so please be vigilant and refer any students to a counselor if necessary.

Gratitude

November 17-20

1. Make sure your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up.

2. Have your students take out a full piece of paper and something to write with.

3. Click on image to the left to play the video. Once the video window has opened, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video to extend the view into full screen.

4. The video is close to 18 minutes, leaving barely any time for discussion at the end. If you find that you still have a couple minutes extra to spare, ask your students to share the gratitude list that they write during the video.

**Be aware that some students may have a hard time thinking of something to be grateful for and that this may be a trigger for them. Encourage them to think outside of the box and beyond the more obvious, material items. Please refer any students that you may notice retreating during the video to their counselor.

Red Ribbon Week

November 3-6

As the teacher, you will need to:

1. Make sure your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up.

2. Click on the image above to play the video. Once the video window has opened, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video to extend the view into full screen.

3. Encourage your students to actively participate in the true/false question sections.

4. Potentially pause the video at the 11:43 mark. The video only has 30 seconds built in for discussion time when asked “Why are teens and young adults still choosing to take drugs even though they know all of the potential dangers?” You will need to determine whether or not you feel the students need more time to discuss.

5. Pause the video once the discussion questions are presented at the 16:10 mark. At that point, the video is over but you will want to keep the screen visible so that your students can see the questions and share their answers with each other.

Before presenting the video, it is recommended that you share the following link and instructions with your students so that they can open, complete and save the worksheet that goes along with the video on their Chromebooks when prompted at the 12:37 mark in the video:

  1. Open this link and download the fillable PDF.

  2. Go to the launcher (the circle in the bottom left hand corner of the screen) and select the “Files” app.

  3. Select “Downloads” and click on the “Identifying & Managing High-Risk Situations” file.

  4. Click on the boxes to type.

  5. In order to save the completed pdf with the typed answers, download the document again by clicking on the “Download” icon and choosing the “Edited” version, which will then override the original.


Norms & Expectations

October 20-23

1. Make sure your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up.

2. Click on the image to the right to play the video. Once the video window has opened, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video to extend the view into full screen.

3.The video ends when the discussion questions are displayed at the 12:30 mark. At that point, pause the video so that your students can see the questions and silently reflect on their answers. Once you feel like the students are ready to talk, have them share their answers with the class.

**This Google Doc was created so that your students can keep track of their thoughts and ideas while watching the video. You can have your students write down what each idea means to them, how they usually exhibit each behavior, what feelings, thoughts or memories does this evoke for them or anything else that comes to their mind. If you would like your students to utilize it, please share the link with your students before showing the video.

Returning with Resiliency

October 13-16

1. Make sure your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up.

2. Have your students take out a piece of paper and something to write with.

3. To play the video, click on the image to the left. Once the video window has opened, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video to extend the view into full screen.

4. After the video ends, have the students share what they wrote. If you'd like to post the questions again for students to see, scroll back the video to around the 6 minute mark and the 11 minute mark. You can scroll back to the 13 minute mark to review the norms and expectations.

Leave a Legacy

October 6-9 (optional)

1. Make sure your projector is turned on and the sound is turned up.

2. To play the video, click on the image to the right. Once the video window has opened, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the video to extend the view into full screen.

3. The video ends after the following discussion questions are displayed at the 13 minute mark:

  • Think of the people you admire most. What is it you admire about them? Why? How would you describe their legacy?

  • What do you stand for? What causes are you passionate about?

  • What quote or mantra inspires you? What do you say to yourself when you need to be reminded of your legacy?

  • What do you want your legacy to be?

Pause the video at that point so that students can see the questions and silently reflect on their answers. Once you feel like the students are ready to talk, have them share their answers with the class. You may want to go first to model how the discussion should look.