This workshop is specifically for Middle School Deans of Students. We also offer a workshop for Upper School Deans of Students, taking place June 26–29, 2018 in Wilmington, DE.
Become a Dean of Students who is a mentor, coach, and advocate for your students first, and disciplinarian second. Learn how to help students navigate larger student communities and cope with the physical and emotional changes of puberty.
Work alongside fellow Middle School Deans and workshop leaders to develop an action plan with measurable goals that you can implement immediately on your return to school. Help your students transition from lower school to upper school with a positive and enriching middle school experience.
- Setting measurable goals for the upcoming academic year and planning ways to incorporate them into your school culture
- Examining the philosophical roles and responsibilities of a Middle School Dean
- Proactively constructing a positive student culture and mitigating disciplinary infractions before they occur
- Increasing your visibility in the role of advocate, and balancing this with your role of disciplinarian
- Developing the tools to create a common language with students, faculty, parents, and administration
- Reviewing the factors that make an impact on middle schoolers, based on their development
- Establishing a discipline plan that reflects your school’s character and cultural values
- Developing an understanding of the adolescent brain and the overall impact on student wellness
Who Should Attend:
New Middle School Deans or Deans of Students looking for a fresh approach to old challenges should attend.