Welcome to the NMASC Advisor Idea Exchange!

NMASC Advisor Idea Exchange blog! This blog will provide monthly conversations along with additional topics proposed by NMASC member school advisors. It is similar to the National Student Project Database that NASC offers, but with additional topics that are Student Council-based. This is the 3rd year for this blog for advisors to discuss and share ideas.
Advisors please share ideas that have worked for your school and council.  Feel free to discuss and share ideas in the blogs’ comment section! We hope that this blog will be helpful to you and your councils.

Kameron Urban, 2018 1 st VP
Justin Landis, Executive Advisor to the 1st VP

October 2017: Six Terms that Summarize Generation Z

As an Advisor, you know your council members very well. At least, that’s what you think. The following article discusses many interesting and surprising things that you may not know about not only your council, but Generation Z in general (Generation Z are kids and teens who are growing up in the 21st Century). These include what drives today’s teens, and the tedious, headache-causing expectations in today’s society. The article also gives advice on how to best encourage growth throughout your council. You can find the article, titled Six Terms That Summarize Generation Z’s Mindset.

Find the article here

Questions: How can you use this article to help improve your council? Are there any other descriptors or solutions that you have noticed in your members?

Back to School!

The 2017-2018 school year is almost here!! For some of us, it’s already underway. Time sure does fly!

Elections are one of the most important parts of any council. Be sure to encourage students to run, and get out of their comfort zone! Get a head-start on homecoming by brainstorming themes and events with your council. You can find awesome ideas at https://www.pinterest.com/explore/homecoming-themes-ideas/ .

Some other ideas to ramp up school spirit include a student section/pep club at games, pep busses for away games, and even a beginning of the year Rowdy-O or Pep Assembly. Here’s to a fun and productive year!

What are your ideas? Please share!

Ending the School Year

      As the school year draws to a close, many students are eager to go on summer vacation. Everyone has worked hard, from staff to students and administration. Reward this hard work by holding class competitions, a movie, teacher luncheon, or simply giving out thank-you cards to staff.
     In addition, get the younger ones ready for next year by holding 5th or 8th grade orientations. Now is also an ideal time for council officer elections, reviewing the council constitution, and planning for the year ahead.    
  –Does your school have any end of year traditions?
 –How do you show appreciation for staff?
 –How does your council stay active throughout the summer?

Getting Through State Testing and Staying Motivated for the End of the School Year

State Testing had begun across the Land of Enchantment. Thus, beginning a stressful time for staff and students alike. This time also begins the end for our seniors high school careers, as they begin the next chapter in life.

  • How do you or your school help staff and students relieve stress this time of year?
  • How does your school celebrate the end of the school year, specifically for your senior class?
  • How do you keep your senate motivated through the end of the school year?

Check out for stress reducing activities

http://www.collegefashion.net/college-life/30-fun-easy-ways-to-relieve-final-exam-stress/

Happy Spring New Mexico!