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    Overview of Advisory at McClure
    Advisory is a regularly scheduled class that gives students and teachers the opportunity to build those positive relationships that research shows are so important for social, emotional, and academic success. Advisory also has time built in for academic support. An advisory class is smaller than other classes – usually between 20 to 25 children – and the advisory group remains with the same teacher through a whole school year. Advisory during the 2019-2020 school year was 25 minutes long, four days per week.

    Why make time for an advisory class?
    Research shows that students who participate in advisory programs with dedicated social-emotional support, along with academic support, feel more included in their school environment, report higher levels of belonging, and achieve at higher levels.  

    Sample Advisory Schedule

     Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Social-Emotional Focus Day

    • Provides a consistent start to the week

    • Circle time, conversations, check-ins

    • Mindful moment

    • Weekly goal setting

    Structured Academic Day

    • Time for homework

    • Grade check-ins with teacher

    • Visits to other teachers to do make-up work

    No Advisory

    • Regular Wednesday Schedule

    Structured Academic Day

    • Time for homework

    • Grade check-ins with teacher

    • Visits to other teachers to do make-up work

    Team Building OR Art Activity

    • Often a combination of a “theme” lesson and a team-building activity

    • Art is incorporated regularly