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The Circle of Power and Respect is our advisory program at M2M3. It is grounded in the principles of the Responsive Classroom Approach, and it is consistent with our practice of the Paideia Principles. Below are the beliefs that underpin our Advisory Program:
We follow the format below in CPR:
7:45 – 8:25
Monday, Wednesday, Friday= Group Activities
Tuesday, Thursday= Literacy Focused Activities
Greeting: Sets the tone for feeling welcomed. Each person in the circle is recognized. Members of the group learn each other’s names and feel valued and begin to build community.
Sharing: Provides the opportunity to practice and learn how to have interesting conversations. Members actively listen to the speaker while thinking of questions to ask connected to the conversation.
Group Activity: Builds team spirit. Provides the opportunity for cooperation and fun. Activities teach academic and social skills. Students learn how to trust each other and teacher provides a safe environment for constructive risk taking, self-control and responsibility.
News and Announcements: Provides a predictable visual information tool for all students that shares the news of the day and week. Information includes schedule, important deadlines, current school events, projects, seminars, all surrounding the business of school.
In CPR this year we have discussed:
And the list of topics continues to grow...
“Adolescence is the time in which the developing person is beginning to focus on the issue of personal identity....At fourteen ‘who I am’ seems to be defined by ‘who we are.’” Chip Wood author of Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom, Ages 4-14