Fulfilling the Need for Connection
Morning Meetings are an avenue for students to connect with their teachers, peers, and school community. Elementary schools often use morning meetings to deliver Social Emotional Learning instruction, check in with students, and prepare students for a successful day.
The morning meeting will include:
- Check-ins to see how students are doing
- Opportunities to build community with their peers
- Social emotional learning messages and themes (some lessons will be geared toward managing big emotions, such as stress, loneliness, or boredom)
- A brief weekly screener to assess social emotional wellness
Social Emotional Screening
Morning meetings sometimes include screening to support schools in identifying students who may need additional supports. At any time, a student or parent can opt-out of the screening.
Questions on this screening may include…
- How are you feeling?
- Are there topics you would like to talk to an adult about? (Topics such as sadness, anxiety, stress, friendship issues, family supports)
- One question related to getting to know the students (Ex. Something that helps me learn is…)
- Is there anything else you would like your teacher to know?