For Administrators: Month 5

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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 5

Meeting 1
Introduction

Introduction

Queue up your fun activity and have it ready to start.

Today we’re just going to take 5 minutes to laugh together.

prompt

Prompt

Choose your own words to introduce the activity.

Connecting

Connecting

Ask everyone to turn to their partner and share whatever reaction they wish.

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Encourage your staff to remember to laugh this week!

Meeting 2
Introduction

Introduction

We’re going to look at children’s mental health for the next few weeks.

prompt

Prompt

More and more students are voicing how stressed they are. With your time today, label what you think some of the causes are for so many youth to struggle with stress.

Connecting

Connecting

How were your thoughts similar?

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Be aware of students who seem stressed.  If you know a student well enough to be comfortable doing so, and if you can find time that is private enough, you might just make the observation, “I notice that you seem stressed.  I’m not sure I’d have any ideas to help, but I’d like to understand more about how this is for kids. So many kids seem stressed these days. What can you tell me?

Note: We’ve continually adding to our resources on Pinterest. Here are a few resources on working with stressed kids.

Meeting 3
prompt

Prompt

Today, talk about what is frustrating for you as you look at the stress that is caused by social media. Why is it causing so much stress with kids and yet they’re so unwilling to let go of it?

Connecting

Connecting

How were your perceptions similar?

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Keep looking for signs of stress and listening to kids about stress.

tip

Prepare

Next week, we’ll be talking about screen time. Screen addiction is real, even in adults. Take a few minutes to understand the challenges we all face when it comes to screen time.

Meeting 4
Introduction

Introduction

Today we’ll be talking about screen time. Screen addiction is real, even in adults.

prompt

Prompt

Talk about your own use of social media and screen time and whether you are comfortable with how much time it takes or how you manage your time on devices.

Connecting

Connecting

You have one minute just for conversation about screen time and its effect on our lives. Maybe you want to check your actual screen time useage on your phone.

challenge

Weekly Challenge

This week, be aware of whether your perceptions of use were actually accurate!

tip

Prepare

You will need 3×5 cards for your next staff meeting.