Communication and self-advocacy skills can be taught and learned. When we use an intentional pedagogy of advisement, it works, for the same reasons it works in teaching reading, writing and math. Through modeling, practice, revision and celebration, social and emotional skills can be learned and refined.  Staff can be trained in: 

  • Inquiry-based Approaches to Advisement

  • Using Non-judgmental Questions to Address Attendance and Participation

  • Practices that Support Student Persistence

  • You're Not in Trouble: Ritualizing Good News Meetings to Internalize Efficacy and Confidence