Changing Middle School Culture Through a
Responsive Advisory Program

October 18, 2018

“We have had a great response to this event so
we have changed the location of this workshop to
West Middle School,
70 Shawsheen Road
Andover, MA 01810
to accommodate the high demand.”

How can you meet academic standards and honor students’ developmental needs while creating a positive learning environment? Learn how Responsive Advisory Meetings builds relationships, teaches positive behavior, develops an academic mindset among middles school learners, and helps students develop academic and social-emotional skills essential to success. In this session, you’ll gather ideas and develop plans for Responsive Advisory Meetings that help students take more control of their learning, build excitement for future plans, and empower students to respectfully speak out to positively impact their school and community. When students look to the future and can see their place it in, it builds optimism for all of us.


Joe Tilley, Responsive Classroom


  • 8:30 Registration, Coffee and light pastries
  • 9:00 –12:00 Morning Workshop Session
  • 12:00 –1:00 Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 –3:00 Afternoon Workshop Session
(schedule subject to change)

Presenter Bio

Joe Tilley is currently a Professional Development Designer and Educational Consultant with the Center for Responsive Schools. He received his Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University, Master of Science from The University of Memphis, and Doctor of Education from Middle Tennessee State University. He has taught special education in grades Kindergarten through 8 in various metropolitan districts, including Memphis, Atlanta, and Nashville. Joe also served as a multi-site special education coach at the district level for Metro Nashville Public Schools. Joe joined the Center for Responsive Schools to share his passion for social-emotional learning with other educators. In his spare time, Joe enjoys time with his family, the outdoors, and his two fur children, Harvey and Roxie

Workshop Prices: Member-$149/Non-Member-$179
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 10 attendees is required.


To register please click here. You can fill it out and fax or mail back to NELMS.