Monthly Supports Archive

Conversation Starters, Making Connections activities suggestions and Resources from previous months are posted here by month. Open the month section and scroll down to the desired grade level.

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March 11th Grade Supports

11th Grade March SEL Topic: Interpersonal Relationships

Conversation Starters

1.  What does agree to disagree mean to you? At what point in a conversation should you use this phrase?

2.  Who do you respect? What have they done to earn your respect? Who has lost your respect and why? What good things come your way when you show respect for others?

3. Interpersonal relationships require trust, loyalty, respect and commitment. How would you grow these ingredients digitally vs. in-person?

Making Connections

1. Write down the name of 5-10 people you know: parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, teachers, etc. Be sure to have at least 2-3 people with whom you struggle to have a good relationship. Next to each name, write down a sincere compliment for that person. Decide how to share the compliments with the people on the list (digitally, in person, in writing, demonstrating it some other way). How do you think each person will react to the compliment? How will it make you feel to share it?

2. Use body language and personal space to demonstrate the following emotions: boredom, interest, empathy, sympathy, happy, sad, mad, fear, respect, surprise, affection, disgust. Discuss the importance of body language when growing an interpersonal relationship. How can you control negative body language?


Lesson and activities for teaching respect

Teaching Respect to Teenagers

11th Grade March T-2-4 Topic: Resume Builder

Conversation Starters

1. What is the purpose of a resume? How would a resume for a college application differ from a job application? Which achievements should or should not be listed?

2. What can you do to BUILD your resume? What kinds of non-paid experiences have you had at home, in church, in school groups, etc. that can be listed on your resume to show: responsibility, skills, leadership?

3. Recruiters for jobs and colleges want to know what you are doing outside of school hours. What would you SAY if asked, and how would you write it on a resume?

Making Connections

1. List experiences you have had that show maturity and responsibility. Don’t forget responsibilities you have had at home (i.e. babysitting—use the words child care instead). Change the phrases to be in active voice. Example: I wrote vs. I have written. How does each activity enhance your communication, problem-solve and technical skills?

2.  Take a look at the list of action verbs. Which ones should would make your experiences come to life on your resume?

3.  Is your email address professional enough? Make a new one if yours is something like


185 Powerful Action Verbs

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