|Our faculty sharing in a back-to-school morning meeting.|
We use the Responsive Classroom model so the meetings are typically 15 to 20 minutes in length. Our teachers who do morning meetings faithfully will tell you that they get that time back, and then some and that they are the most critical minutes of the day because you get to check the emotional barometer of your students and connect as a class family. It's also the perfect time to infuse some meaningful movement and get the wiggles out. When's the last time you circled up and had some meaningful social-emotional meeting time? Wouldn't that be a nice gift to you and your class? Let me know if you'd like to see a first-grade morning meeting in its entirety and I'll happy send you a link to a training video that I use. Happy sharing!