For Administrators: Month 3

Table of Contents

As you advance through each meeting of 5 Radical Minutes, additional content will become available.

Resources

Student Walk-Out Guidelines

School Discipline and Restorative Practices

Start the School Year Strong
Prompts for your first 5 staff meetings of the year

Month 3

Meeting 1
Introduction

Introduction

Today we’re using post-it notes and we’ll post at the end of our time.

prompt

Prompt

What do you love most about teaching or working in our school?

Connecting

Connecting

Take as many post-it notes as you like and write phrases about your answers. Then come up and post them on the flip chart paper on the wall.

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Our school is a great place to work! Each one of you is a part of that reason. This week, acknowledge your coworkers with a word of appreciation when you see them doing something that contributes to a positive climate.

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Note: These positive thoughts could be mentioned in a parent newsletter or used in other ways to shine light on your staff and school.

Prepare

You will need 3×5 cards for your next staff meeting. (Post-it notes could also work, but sometimes variety is nice.)

Meeting 2
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Prepare

Bring 3 X 5 cards for all present or do as a post-it note posting.

Introduction

Introduction

Today think of the school community as a whole as we do this.

prompt

Prompt

What are two or three ideas you have for activities we could do as a whole school that would be uplifting?

Connecting

Connecting

Have pairs share what they liked about others’ ideas.

challenge

Weekly Challenge

This week, do something in your circle of influence that encourages others to be uplifting. Maybe your student write encouraging notes to each other. Maybe you say hello to everyone you pass in the hallway, and pause to get their name if you don’t already know it. It’s the things we each do that contribute to a positive climate.

Meeting 3
Introduction

Introduction

Today is a walk down memory lane.

prompt

Prompt

Using the level your school serves (Elem, MS, HS) as you give this prompt, ask your staff to think back to your days in (ES, MS, HS) and describe their favorite teacher.

Connecting

Connecting

Still have them share in pairs at the end.

challenge

Weekly Challenge

This week, remember that you’re going to be someone’s favorite staff member. Every positive thing you do is worth the effort!

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Prepare

Keep looking for ways staff could be the “entertainment” for your laughter days.

In the next meeting, have staff perform a quick skit, a humorous poem, or create something that is around three minutes long. The goal is simply shared laughter, so get some things in the works for these laughter prompts.

Meeting 4
Introduction

Introduction

Today is a fun one again.

prompt

Prompt

Introduce what’s coming.

Connecting

Connecting

Give them a moment in their pairs.

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Remind everyone again that laughter is must at your school.