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Welcome Back - High Point-Low Point Check-in

Lesson Plan Summary: 

Getting the class community back together after a break is important.  This is an easy Council that offers the opportunity for the students to interactively share the stories about their time

Council Training

2014- COUNCIL FOR EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS LEVELS 1 AND 2

Wondering Council - Learning to Love the Questions

Lesson Plan Summary: 

One of the beauties of Council is that we don’t have to resolve everything, and that just hearing the wonderings of others is affirming.

Tale of the Stream

Lesson Plan Summary: 

This lesson plan begins with the an old Sufi story - "The Tale of the Stream."  This Council lesson plan can be linked to Science: the water cycle, Language Arts: metaphor, narrative, poetry;

Setting New Intentions and Affirmations - Falling Leaves

Lesson Plan Summary: 

The changing of the seasons, or the beginning of a new year, is a good opportunity to explore how we also can change ourselves.  In particular, autumn provides colorful inspiration.

Council on the Seasons – Weather Report

Lesson Plan Summary: 

With the changing of the seasons and weather patterns,  a fun Council is to have the kids share how they feel about the weather and to explore their identities relative to the seasons.

Halloween - Mini Masks - Exploring Our Different Faces

Lesson Plan Summary: 

Halloween is a favorite holiday for youngsters and there is an opportunity to create a class project that celebrates the many faces and personas that they see in their life, including their own.&nb

Eliseo's Gift by Joe Provisor, Palms Middle School

   I remember an eighth grade group I would have deemed “not ready for council.”  I had done poetry councils with my students for many years, but 1994 was the first year the program moved into all eighth grade language arts classes.  Students were learning how to be in councils that focused strictly on the listening and speaking standards in the curriculum.  And we teachers were learning how to navigate the territory between classroom teacher and council facilitator.



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