Morning meetings builds connections with students even when it’s asynchronous online: one teacher’s adaptations to home learning

“We know SEL must be woven into our home learning plan for our students, who are out of their routine, discombobulated, and quite possibly scared. Aren’t we all feeling those things ourselves? Many families have told me they saw a tremendous change in their child’s emotional state once I began the morning meeting routine. I didn’t begin with all four parts already set—instead I started small and built our meetings up. The biggest challenge we have is helping our students return to school not traumatized by this situation. Their social and emotional health should be our number one goal so they return to us with their spark and love of learning intact. Morning meetings and reflection are the foundations of that social and emotional work.” Read article