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.

Post-Secondary Planning Options - Your Roadmap to Success

May 18-21

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.  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. Once the video ends, instruct the students to login to their Xello account and explore the website or continue the conversation they started earlier about post-secondary planning.  Please remind students that Xello is available to them anytime and that they are welcome to explore as much as they would like. We would love for them to save a career or two and even a college/major.

4. If you would like to learn more about using Xello or having an educator account, see your counseling staff for more information.

For questions regarding this video and lesson, contact Esteban Monge at emonge@guhsd.net.

Ikigai - Finding Your Purpose

May 4-7

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

2. 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. Once the video ends, instruct the students to login to their Xello account and explore the website or continue the conversation they started earlier about ikigai.  Please remind students that Xello is available to them anytime and that they are welcome to explore as much as they would like.  It saves a portfolio for them and counselors will be providing lessons every year to complete the required tasks for the Post-Secondary Plan graduation requirement.

For questions regarding this video and lesson, contact Esteban Monge at emonge@guhsd.net.

Acknowledging Your Strengths

April 20-23

1. Before showing the video, please share this link with your students and instruct them to make a copy of the “Acknowledging Your Strengths” Google Doc.  They will need to open it on their Chromebooks at that time.

2. Prompt students to open up the “Identifying Your Strengths” Google Doc that they completed a couple weeks ago.  They will be asked to reference it early on in the video.

3. 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.

4. This lesson requires quite a bit of student reflection.  Please help students navigate through the various documents provided and answer any questions that they may have. 

Identifying Your Strengths

April 6-9

1. Before showing the video, please share this link with your students and instruct them to make a copy of the “Identifying Your Strengths” Google Doc.  They will need to open it on their Chromebooks at that time.

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. The video is only 3 and a half minutes long.  Students will spend the remainder of Advisory completing the “Identifying Your Strengths” Google Doc and taking the survey.   Assist the students with any questions they may have and remind them that there are no wrong responses on the VIA Character Strengths Survey; students just need to choose the answers that most accurately apply to them.

**Share this video and the worksheet link with any students that are absent from Advisory so that they can take the survey and complete the activities on their own time.  They will need to complete the survey in order to participate in the next lesson.

Character and Integrity

March 8-11

1. 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.


2. The video ends at the 13:30 mark.  At that point a set of “What would you do?” and “How would you handle the situation” scenarios are presented, as well as a variety of “Reflection & Discussion Questions.”  You can utilize these as you see fit by pausing the video at each prompt and letting the students guide the conversation.  Feel free to spend more or less time on each prompt/question based on the students’ interest and discussion. 

The History Behind Black History Month

February 23-26

1. 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.


2. Once the video ends you can either spend the remaining time discussing the question “What does Black History Month mean to you?” or let the students explore some of the virtual museum tours at https://mommawanderlust.com/black-history-museums-and-you-can-explore-from-home/

Healthy Relationships

February 9-12

1. Before showing the video, please share this link with your students and instruct them to make a copy of the Healthy Relationships Google Doc.  They will need to open it on their Chromebooks at that time, as they will be prompted to start using the document two and a half minutes 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. Please encourage your students to be reflective and honest about answering the questions regarding the relationships that currently exist in their lives and the relationships they want to have in the future.   


4. If you find that you still have a couple minutes left after the students complete the last activity, ask your students to share what they wrote. 

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:  

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:

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.

1. Before showing the video, please share this link with your students and instruct them to make a copy of the Healthy Relationships Google Doc.  They will need to open it on their Chromebooks at that time, as they will be prompted to start using the document two and a half minutes 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. Please encourage your students to be reflective and honest about answering the questions regarding the relationships that currently exist in their lives and the relationships they want to have in the future.   


4. If you find that you still have a couple minutes left after the students complete the last activity, ask your students to share what they wrote.