Feelings can impact the climate of your class. Students are little thermometers. They absorb all of the good and bad vibes around them. It is important to have a strategy in your teacher toolbox to help your students.
BEGINNING OF THE DAY
Have you used a feelings journal? Use a feelings journal as a morning work assignment. Students are able to begin their day more focused after sharing what they are thinking and feeling. BONUS: You can take the pulse of your class with this assignment.
END OF THE DAY
Holding students accountable for their behavior is important. Make the end of the your day a time of reflection. Students can reflect about their feelings and behavior at school with this assignment.