For Administrators: Month 6

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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 6

Meeting 1
Introduction

Introduction

Bring 3×5 cards to today’s meeting.

prompt

Prompt

How could we engage kids in examining their own social media use in a helpful way? Write your ideas on your 3×5 card.

Connecting

Connecting

Did your ideas have anything in common?

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Thank everyone for their participation and have them hand in their cards as they leave. Take a few moments this week to see if there are some great ideas you can implement in your school to engage your students positively in social media.

tip

Prepare

Next week will be another fun day. Prepare as you see fit.

Meeting 2
Introduction

Introduction

Today is a fun day!

prompt

Prompt

Introduce what’s coming.

Connecting

Connecting

Share your reaction with your partner.

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Remind everyone again that laughter is must at your school.

Meeting 3
Introduction

Introduction

This week, we’ll begin a short series on depression.

prompt

Prompt

How many kids in your classes would you suspect are struggling with depression?

Connecting

Connecting

What did you notice in your sharings?

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Be aware of your students this week in relation to the possibility of depression.

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Prepare

Please print this handout on the signs of depression in youth for next week’s staff meeting.

Meeting 4
Introduction

Introduction

Give everyone a copy of the handout.  Today’s format will be slightly different.

prompt

Prompt

Give everyone two minutes to read the handout.

Today, take the first two minutes to read the handout on recognizing signs of depression in youth. Then you’ll have 3 minutes as a pair for a conversation about what you’ve read.

Connecting

Connecting

Today’s connecting time is 3 minutes instead of the typical 1 minute.

What strikes you?

challenge

Weekly Challenge

Find words of encouragement for students who you are concerned struggle with depression.