At the start of each day or class have students “check-in” with each other. This helps students leave behind what happened before arriving to school or class and gets them ready to focus on learning. It also helps students to learn feeling words and practice sharing their feelings with others. Finally, it can alert you that the student may need follow-up support.
Model this “Check-In” for students. In Round Robin each student completes the following statement.
“I feel ______ because ________. And, I’M HERE NOW!”
Then everyone says, “We’re glad you’re here!
CRE Calendar Usage: 3rd Edition