November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This formation webinar is part of the Fall 2023 Webinar Series, presented by the Lasallian Region of North America.
Addressing Social, Emotional and Spiritual Learning Through Advisories
Date: Wednesday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. ET
Speakers: Christine Buell, Assistant Principal for Student Life, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA, and Nicole Nastari, Dean of Students, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA
While the concept of advisories is not new, we have reconfigured them to provide a vehicle by which to address the social and emotional needs that have emerged for our students from the pandemic. As current research has suggested, teenagers are more anxious than ever and in need of more support and education.
Advisories create a space in which we can promote wellness strategies, address social-emotional learning and deepen community connections across class levels. Throughout the school year, we use the time and space in advisory to explore various topics, including diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, positive relationship strategies, neurodiversity, stress management, mindfulness and community-wide spirit activities. Furthermore, advisories create high-impact leadership opportunities that further promote the development of intellectual, social and emotional skills. We will cover the practicalities of organizing lesson plans, selecting and training student advisory leaders and community-wide involvement that make this programming so effective.