February: Academic Development/Preparing for Next Year

February  3
Learning Styles Activity (Personal Learning Plan)
(This is a little out of order in the PLP packet, you can find it after the Academic Check in page.)
1. Adivsors:  Please go over the information at the top of the page with your advisees before having them begin the activity. 

Students take quiz here: 
Online Learning Styles Quiz   (Important....read below before you begin....)  Be sure to answer every question before you hit submit!
(Note:  Sometimes the quiz gets moved to the bottom of the page but the quiz is there.....If the quiz does not show up at the top, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page.   You may also get a pink box  with error messages on each page of the quiz but ....each time you hit submit just keep scrolling down and the quiz will still be there. )

2. After students have completed the activity, lead a discussion for students to report out what they learned and what tips they may use.  (if no time, do this on Thursday.)  You might also share your own learning style and what strategies you use.

February 11
Freshman Valentines Day party in the cafeteria
Please do not come down to the cafeteria until  12:35 so that we have time to clean up from lunch and set up all of the goodies.

If any student or advisor would like to make something for the party that would be great!  No need to sign up, just show up with something yummy to share.

February 18
 No School

February 25
Presentation in the auditorium for freshmen and sophomores
On Wednesday, February 25th, during advisory and approximately 15-20 minutes of D block, nationally bestselling author, Jay Asher, will speaking to ALL 9th and 10th grade advisories on the theme that “Everyone Matters.” Junior and senior advisors that have advisees interested  in being a part of the audience should be in touch with Davonne as soon as possible. Space is limited, and we have to pay attention to scheduled class requirements. Jay Asher’s bestselling book, Thirteen Reasons Why, is the reason for his 50 state anti-bullying tour. He is visiting one school in every state to discuss the topic. We are extremely happy that he has chosen our school to be a part of this really important discussion.

Asher...has seen firsthand that educators are using Thirteen Reasons Why as a teaching tool. “Novels are a safe way to talk about things,” he said, “and to let teens know that we do affect each other for good or for bad, and everyone has different issues they’re dealing with and different thresholds they can handle. It’s important to make teens realize the influence they have over others.”

(Please note: This presentation is positively focused; however, it does deal with a topic that may be sensitive for some students.)

Grades/studying Resources:

Share this information from article: (from Degree of procrastination linked with lower grades..The Michigan Daily 1/17/12)

Take Control of Homework So It Doesn't Control You

Choosing classes:

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