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), Community Day, Eagle Skills Day, Homework Hotline, Stop, Drop and Read, Service Projects and Activity Day.