April 20, 2023
New London High School STEM Lecture Hall
7:45 Groton STA bus picks up Fitch High students
8:00 Groton STA bus picks up Ledyard High students
8:30 Arrive at New London High STEM Program Lecture Hall
Name games – two groups and see who can memorize names the best.
Movement games – All Aboard game
Closure regarding Bennie Dover Jackson student workshop – Mike Graner
Strategy for addressing middle school transition problems: anti-bullying workshop
9:15 Beach ball tower construction 🡪Team building.
Assign kids to a group for the day
Sheets of newspaper and scotch tape
9:30 Clarify role of More Than Words in today’s schools:
Small group breakout session 🡪 share with large group
As student leaders, how do we become change agents in our schools?
What do we hope to accomplish as a group of student leaders? 🡪 see fish bowl questions
In what ways can we make a difference?
What is the difference between Snitching (Tattling) vs Telling
What is the role of a More Than Words student leader; what is the mission of the group?
What behaviors does someone show that make you trust them?
10:15 Anti-bullying workshop: Leadership and conflict resolution training
Read Manny McMoose and His Chubby Caboose by Kevin McMann
Orientation to bullying and reading the book
Small group response to discussion questions:
Bullying usually involves three components: bully, victim and bystander
Why do some people bully others?
Is silence supportive to the victim of bullying?
How does a student leader respond to bullying…physical, verbal or emotional?
If a student reports an incident, is that getting someone in trouble or helping someone get out of trouble? Does your intention matter?
Can we adopt structures in and out of school to prevent incidents?
Share take-aways from discussion with large group.
11:45 Opinion continuum or Fishbowl Student Voice
Small group brainstorm statements 🡪 select 1 or 2 best
Share with large group 🡪 do the continuum
Small group brainstorm statements 🡪 where so we go from here?
Share with large group 🡪 proposed direction
12:30 Report from each school on club activities:
Ledyard – fourth grade workshops
Fitch – joint meeting with Ledyard club
New London – mentorship planning for next year
12:50 Wrap up activities, social sharing, plans for final workshop at Tribal Community Center
1:15 Bus departs New London High
1:45 Drop off Ledyard High students.
2:15 Drop off Fitch High students.