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Advisory is a middle and high school advisory program that focuses on character development and academic achievement for all students involved. The Advisory provides the students with the structure, discipline, and support; and attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to:
The Advisory is based on a 35-minute, daily Advisory period. However, it can be adapted to accommodate other formats:
|1 min.||Clap-In to provide a ceremony that enables the students to begin class as a single unit, creating class cohesiveness and mutual respect between the students and teacher.|
|5 min.||Concentration Practice to develop focus, discipline, relaxation, and alertness in order to physically and mentally prepare the students for learning.|
|6 min.||Light Physical Warm-Up Activities to oxygenate the blood and develop focus, discipline, relaxation, and alertness in order to physically and mentally prepare the students for learning.|
|4 min.||General School Announcements|
|4 min.||Student of the Day to enhance self-esteem and create class cohesiveness and mutual respect in order to improve overall behavior, including empathy and tolerance.|
|14 min.||Activities/Quote of the Day/Personal Journal to provide opportunities for self-reflection through writing and group discussion in order to improve personal and social behavior as well as increase overall effort.|
|1 min.||Clap-Out, lead by the Student of the Day, to provide a ceremony that enables the students to end class as a single unit, creating class cohesiveness, respect for other classmates, and a sense of personal presence and power.|
Advisory teachers are trained in a two-phase process. Phase 1 requires 12 hours of training, and Phase 2 requires three hours of follow-up training:
|Phase 1||Teachers receive training; Advisory: A Teacher’s Guide, which contains comprehensive lesson plans; and a complete set of materials and supplies.|
|Phase 2||Input and feedback session with teachers to deal with problems, issues, and concerns; and follow-up training to refine techniques used in class.|
|After Phase 2, ASI provides ongoing technical support.|
$520 per teacher. Includes hands-on training and manual, and all materials and supplies.
Contact the American Sports Institute at 415-383-5750, or email@example.com.