Northrop High School Bruin Time 2018-2019

2018-2019 Bruin Time 



November 8, 2018

Flex Day - please have students vote for the teachers they would most like to see kiss a farm animal during the fall Pep Session before signing out for the Flex Day. The student ballot is here.

 Currency Competition 2018 Poster

November 1, 2018

"Circle" strategy and student feedback on cell phones in class (the link below includes directions for today’s activity)

Restorative Classroom Strategy: Circle Talk & Cell Phones

No Bruin Time on Oct 18th or 25th:  The next BT is November 1st.

Bruin Time for October 11, 2018


Bruin Time for October 1, 2018


1. Opening video: I’m Truly Sorry  (7:55)

2. Information Sheet

This includes a definition of bullying, suggestions of what to do if you see someone being bullied, and what to do if you are bullied (including cyberbullying). Spend just a couple minutes going over the handout with students and getting their feedback about the suggestions. Tell students that if they feel they are being bullied (or if they witness bullying) here at Northrop, they should tell a guidance counselor, a teacher, or an administrator.

3. Student Stories and Feedback

Give students the handout and tell them that we would like them to share their stories about being bullied or witnessing bullying here at Northrop. They may include their names or remain anonymous. We would also like their ideas about where people are most likely to be bullied (Online? In the hall at school? In the locker room?), and how we can all work together to stop bullying. Completed feedback sheets should be turned in to Nick Sharin. 

Bruin Time for Thursday, September 27


Bruin Time for Thursday, September 20

Flex Days are returning to Bruin Time starting next week; go over the handout below with students to explain Flex Day procedures this year.

Flex Day Student Info 2018-2019

Optional Motivational Video (and good conversation starter) about the Power of One: Lead India - The Tree  (2:38)

Bruin Time for WEDNESDAY September 12 


All classes should watch the bus safety video (the evacuation drill will be at the end of the day 9/12)

Students will also be voting for Homecoming King/Queen. Paper ballots will be in teacher mailboxes by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Some grade levels also have activities for students during BT this week (for example, seniors will be making superhero "nametags" for the senior hallway.) Class sponsors will let BT teachers know about any sort of grade-level Homecoming activity. Students may work on these things during the video if necessary.

Bruin Time for September 6, 2018

Suggestions for Bruin Time:

updated Homecoming flyer to post

Video: How to Prove Others Wrong   Jonathan Mooney | Goalcast

Note: You might want to start the video early to get past the few seconds of whatever commercial might pop up . . .

Bruin Time for August 30, 2018

1. Share some of these student comments from last week—the most common answers regarding what students have appreciated so far this year:

2. Tell students that homecoming is the week of September 17 (home football game against Bishop Luers). More details about the week’s activities will be available soon. Ballots for grade level voting will be placed in teacher mailboxes. Please pass out ballots for students to vote for Homecoming Court as follows: 9th grade will nominate 1 boy and 1 girl, 10th grade will nominate 2 boys and 2 girls, 11th grade will nominate 3 boys and 3 girls, and 12th grade will nominate 4 boys and 4 girls.(AM Anthis students will be able to vote in the main office.) Completed ballots should be returned to Lauren Hawkins or Jamie Brown, student council sponsors.

3. For teachers who are able to show a video: Introduce the following short video by telling students that part of what we’ll be focusing on from time to time this year is brain research as it pertains to teenagers, emotions, and learning.  Video:  Why the teenaged brain has an evolutionary advantage  (4:15)

4. If you watched the video, ask students how brain research could be used to improve classrooms and schools—what sort of changes would they expect to see? (You could mention that the later start time for high schools was based on research showing that teenagers are biologically “hard wired” to stay up late and get up later compared to younger children and adults.)

5. Finally, ask your BT students to think about what topics they would like to cover or what activities they would like to do with you in Bruin Time this year. You will revisit this next week.

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Bruin Time for August 23, 2018