Thursday, February 6, 2014

Humanities: RAFT: Redesigning Orientation at Merryweather High

You teach at Melinda Sordino's Merryweather High.  

The administration has said, "We need to do a better job with orientation and creating a welcoming culture for our students" and has asked you to be part of that task force. 

Design an orientation experience that would help all students, including introverts and "outsiders," feel safe and welcome at Merryweather High and be prepared to explain to the administration the reasoning behind your design.

These resources are here to help. Make sure you credit your sources of inspiration.  

School Climate

Supportive School Environment

Creating an Inclusive School

Transition Ideas and Programs

Orientation Activities

Positive School Environment

Tips for Incoming Freshmen

Freshmen Orientation Video Sample

Blog: 3+ Posts
Req'd Posts:
2 Req'd Post for the Week
1) Give yourself grades for the first semester, similar to how Melinda grades herself.  Notice that she grades herself in things that aren't just academic classes. After grading yourself, include the reasons behind your grades.  Be specific and clear.

2) Brainstorm the video/transition experience for the incoming ninth graders in April.  List every idea of what that video could be, what the activities could look like, or what else could happen next fall.

Need ideas for more blog posts?  Check out the tag "Blogger Fodder" and the videos/links that have been posted.

Read: Complete the "First Ranking Period" (pg 46)
Due: Thursday, Feb 6

Roots: Roots 9 Product & Quiz
Roots Quiz 9 (6, 7, 8, 9) & Product Due: Thursday, Feb 6

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