SD43 Student Leadership Council

March 4, 2018
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Feb 27 Minutes

SLC Middle School General Meeting Minutes – Feb 27-18jlu9g

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

 

General Information  
Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Chairs of SLC Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart
Location and Room Gallery Room, Winslow Centre
Guests (incl. Trustees) Trustee Denison

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
1300-1305 Acknowledgement of territories, acknowledgements of trustees, Partner Group representatives, and teachers

Brief description and overview of today’s agenda

Today’s focus: Mindsets!

HOME GROUPS
1305-1350 Growth/Fixed Mindset Activity

-Team attempts to tie a knot onto the black piece of tape on the human “rope”

-Executive took notes on mindset type comments

 

Debrief

-How did the growth/fixed mindset comments effect the team?

-Were you a leader or follower?

SCHOOL GROUPS
1350-1420 School activity planning

-What/how to bring back mindset to schools

DEBRIEF
1420-1435 Journals

-What sticks?

-What challenges you?

-What’s next?

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1435

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

February 1, 2018
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Jan 30 Minutes

SLC Middle School Minutes – Jan 30-25v2b7r

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

 

General Information  
Date Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Chairs of SLC Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart
Location and Room Gymnasium, Winslow Centre
Guests (incl. Trustees) Trustee Denison, Trustee Hobson, Trustee Cahoon

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
1:10 – 1:13 Welcome back!

Acknowledgement of guests and territories.

 

DR. BUHR PRESENTATION: MINDSET II
1:13 – 2:20 –       Go over last meeting’s presentation: fixed vs. growth mindset

–       Four parts: thoughts, emotions, behaviors, physiology.

–       Where does our brain go when we have a test? We have negative thoughts and we are not happy and very anxious.

–       What situations effect our mindset?

–       Mindset effects everything we do and think: thoughts, emotions, body reactions, and behaviors are all connected

–        Avoid thinking traps, do NOT believe everything you think. Thoughts are not always facts.

–        Self thought is very important! What you say to yourself can change how you act and how you feel.

–       Challenge unhelpful thinking. Type, write talk out problems.

–       Rule of thumb: Don’t say something negative to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else.

–       Visualize yourself being able to do it, you will be more likely being able to do it.

–       Mindfullness: Its being in the moment, being here and now instead of somewhere else.

–       Try to take as long as possible to eat a chocolate – practice mindfulness and being present – sort of “recharge”

–       Gratitude: think about what you’re thankful for.

–       MINDSHIFT APP: All the applications you need to change your mindset and handle stress. Available on the App Store and Google Play

CONCLUSION
2:20 – 2:35 –       Homework assignment: go back to your school and talk to your leadership class and figure out the best way to introduce or expand mindset at your school. Come back in February ready to do all the planning for this with help from SLC. Put together all resources and information necessary for February 27.

–       SLC Retreat: Choose to Lead Conference (April 25) and SLC Retreat at Loon Lake (May 3-4). Total cost if $30, cheque payable to Scott Creek Middle School. If you have any questions, email maskew@sd43.bc.ca

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:35

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

January 17, 2018
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SLC UPDATE – DATES

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder that our next Middle School General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 30 at Winslow Centre from 1 – 2:30pm (we recommend that you come earlier for pizza).

Our next Secondary School General Meeting will be held Thursday, February 27 from 6-7:30pm, however this is subject to change. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

December 5, 2017
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Nov 28 Minutes

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43 

 

General Information   
Date  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 
Chairs of SLC  Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart 
Location and Room  Gallery Room, Winslow Centre 
Guests (incl. Trustees)  Trustees Cahoon, Denison, and Hobson  

Mental Health Coordinator Anna Lemmo 

Curriculum Coordinator Michelle Ciolfitto 

Assistant Superintendent Reno Ciolfi  

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES 

 

INTRODUCTION  
1307-1315  Acknowledgement of territories, acknowledgments of trustees, Partner Group representatives, and teachers 

Organized into home groups 

Brief description and overview of today’s agenda 

Today’s focus: Mindsets! 

HOME GROUPS 
1315-1320  Everyone splits up into groups based on colour of duotang handed out. Groups each sit at own table with at least one executive member and one adult.  

Intro to “Mindset” Presentation by Dr. Buhr: What I know, wonder and hope to learn worksheet 

Reflections  

Dr. Kristin Buhr Presentation on Mindset 
1320-1350  Questions to think about: 

-What are mindsets? 

-What kinds of mindsets are there? 

-What is a fixed mindset? How can this be an advantage or disadvantage? 

-What is a growth mindset? How can this be an advantage or disadvantage? 

-Do you believe that people’s true potentials are unknown? 

-Do you have a fixed or growth mindset? 

-How often to do you challenge yourself to learn and grow more? 

-Do you think mistakes and errors are bad things? How do you approach “failure”? 

-How do you accept critical and effective feedback? What is your response? 

-Do you persist when there are hardships? 

-How do you feel when others succeed? 

-Why waste time trying to prove how great you are when you could be getting better? 

-Why hide deficiencies when you could be overcoming them? 

-Do you persevere or give up when you’re frustrated?  

-How do we change our mindset? 

 

Steps to Developing a Growth Mindset 

  1. Learn to hear your “fixed” mindset voice 
  1. Recognize you have a choice 
  1. How you see challenges and learning are up to you 
  1. You can change your voice and how you interpret things 
  1. Talk back to your “fixed” mindset voice 
  1. My fixed mindset voice says… 
  1. My growth mindset voice answers… 
  1. Put the “growth” mindset in action 
  1. Take on/embrace challenges 
  1. Learn from setbacks 
  1. Use feedback to improve 

MINDSET ACTIVITY 

1350-1425 

Mindset Worksheet for brainstorming “growth mindset answers” (done in home groups) 

The goal is to come up with responses in your mind to defeat the motive that the fixed mindset gives through a persisting and willing work encouragement, without comparing how “well” you can look but being inspired by others success as well. 

-I can learn from this. 

-There’s always another way. 

-I’m not amazing at this, but I put in my best effort and that’s what matters! 

POWER OF YET: 

-There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. 

-Things you find challenging,  

growth mindset statement,  

strategies to overcome my challenges, 

do something different every day. 

CHALLENGES FOR A GROWTH MINDSET 

-ask for help 

-continue trying even after the success 

-be attentive to how you talk to yourself 

-encourage other’s success (good leadership!) 

-set goals and reminders 

BENEFIT MINDSET (LEADERS!) 

-focused on improve yourself and your group 

-model a growth mindset 

-don’t feel threatened by other’s success 

-have a set goal or ultimate vision of why they do the things they do and how they do it 

 

Debrief: -Believe that your intelligence can be developed 

-Learn from criticism and feedback 

-Effort is the path to success, don’t worry about where you are at now, but about how much better you can get 

-Growth mindset will help you develop and grow 

JOURNALS  
1425-1430  Individual reflections after meeting: 

 

“What kind of goals can you set to challenge yourself?” 

“How can you achieve a growth mindset each day?” 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1430 

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org 

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca 

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43  

 

 

October 26, 2017
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October 24 Minutes

Oct 24 – Middle School Meeting Minutes-1r8vrjg

INTRODUCTION
1:08 – 1:12 Introduction to leadership

–       What is leadership about?
–       What we are going to do this year
–       Introduction to Home Groups
–       Agenda.
Years focus: Mindsets!

 

HOME GROUPS
1:12 – 1:28 –       Head bands, leader ship qualities.
–       Icebreakers.
–       Get to know new students in your Home Group
MINDSET
1:28 – 1:50  Introduction to Mindset

Questions to think about:
–       What am I good at?
–       What are some things that I wish I was better at?
–       What I wish I were better at.
–       What happened to your body when you answered those questions?
–       Think of a time when you felt smart. What happened?
–       Think of a time when you thought you were supposed to know the answer but you didn’t. How did you behave?
Group discussion
–       Think of a time when you were really challenged by a task. How did you approach it? Did your first approach work? How did you deal with mistakes or frustrations?
Mindset checklist.

 

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY
1:50 – 2:25 Picture activity, describe your picture without others being able to see it. (Team building/mindset activity)

Goal is to put all the pictures in order from smallest to largest (pictures are different stages of zooming in on something.)
Communication!
Success!

Debrief:
Group discussion about activity.
–       What were you thinking? What did you find challenging?
–       What went well? What worked?

JOURNALS
2:25 – 2:40 Questions:

–       What did you do when you faced challenges?
–       Did you act more as a leader or a follower?
–       If you were to do the activity again what would you do differently?

Acknowledgement of Territories
Acknowledgement of Trustees, Partner Group representatives, and teachers
Social Media introduction

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:40

October 19, 2017
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Middle School Meeting – Oct 24 – Agenda

Below is the agenda for the upcoming Middle School General Meeting on October 24. The meeting will be from 1 – 2:30, but we suggest you come a bit earlier for pizza and mingling. Please also make sure you have a writing utensil with you.
Hope to see you there!
1:00 – 1:10 Welcome 
1:10 – 1:20 Icebreaker (homegroup)
1:20 – 1:35 Intro to Mindset  
1:35 – 1:45 Discussion/journal (homegroup) 
1:45 – 2:00 Leadership activities à magnified picture cards + identify character mindsets 
2:00 – 2:15 Debrief/journal – prompt questions: how could a growth mindset in me make things better for…
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