Advisory Time / Classroom Environment
At Dover-Eyota Middle School, we work hard to create safe and caring classrooms where every child can be successful. To help us be consistent in our approach to establishing such learning environments, we began using an Advisory Time at the beginning of each day. One of the underlying beliefs of this program is that academic learning happens best within a positive social context; therefore, much attention is paid to helping students develop positive social skills, cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. The advisory teacher will also work with students regarding academic goal setting and periodic grade checks. Components include Circle of Power and Respect (CPR) 6th Grade, Eagle Skills Day(s), Wednesday Grade Checks, Reading Time, and Activity Days. Once a month all 6th, 7th and 8th graders get together in the auditorium for a large group activity.
Be Responsible…come to class on time with your homework complete.
Be Respectful…do as you are asked the first time; value yourself and others.
Be Honest…seek and speak the truth.
Be Kind…show compassion towards yourself and others. I. C. I. Interrupt, Compliment, Invite away.
Have Courage…stand up for yourself and others. Follow your heart; your heart knows what the right thing is…do the right thing.
Have School Spirit…support your classmates in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities.
Have Goals…strive for excellence by setting realistic goals. Make a plan to accomplish those goals.
Have Integrity…do what you say you are going to do; follow through with your commitments in the classroom.
Display Citizenship…care about the feelings and rights of others and show concern for the well-being of others within our school and community.
Take Ownership…be accountable for your actions, your mistakes, and your solutions.