Advisory Book Study Guide

Advisory Book Study Guide
by Origins
For Middle Level


Companion resource for

Advisory Book

Steers you chapter by chapter through
The Advisory Book
as you read it as a team. Together, deepen your understanding of the advisory formats and embed them in your school.

The Guide includes:

  • Nine easy-to-lead meetings, just the right length for vibrant team time
    or staff meetings 
  • Detailed leader instructions including sample language, daily news messages,
    and greeting, sharing, and discussion formats
  • Structures for direct experience with Circle of Power and Respect
    and Activity Plus components
  • Clear reading assignments and text-interaction formats
  • Small-group discussion formats to encourage lively conversation
    and deeper reading
  • Reflection structures to close each meeting
  • SPECIAL MEETING: Are students ready to discuss challenging social issues
    such as multicultural interaction and bullying?
  • Follow-up suggestions
  • Circle of Power and Respect Advisory Meeting DVD viewing instructions

Table of Contents
Getting Started: Meeting Roles and Structure (171KB, PDF)
Meeting One / An Argument for Advisory (169KB, PDF)
Meeting Two / The Circle of Power and Respect: Overview, Daily News, & Circling Up
Meeting Three / The Circle of Power and Respect: Greeting (176KB, PDF)
Meeting Four / The Circle of Power and Respect: Sharing
Meeting Five / The Circle of Power and Respect: Activity
Meeting Six / The Circle of Power and Respect: Daily News
Meeting Seven / Activity Plus Advisories
Meeting Eight / Planning Advisories
Meeting Nine / Addressing Social Skill Development
Appendix A: Discussion and Group Formats

This book reflects the foundational beliefs and practices of the Developmental Designs approach to integrated social and academic learning for adolescents.

2011, Origins, 72 pages, paper

ISBN: 978-0-938541-14-1


Advisory Book, The REVISED EDITION
Circle of Power and Respect Advisory Meeting DVD
Tried and True Classroom Games and Greetings