Two Weeks of Relationship-Centered Morning Meeting Ideas
Whether you and your students have fully re-entered your classroom, adjusted to a blended experience, or are totally virtual, strong relationships are more important than ever. When you talk to Children's Institute staff about social emotional learning, you will always hear us say that SEL is relationship-based. Students who have good relationships with their educators and their peers are more connected to their learning environments and have better educational experiences than students without those strong relationships.
Now, more than ever, it is important for educators to lean into making time for relationship building.
Spending some time with any one of these activities will create space for students to learn about each other and find commonalities they might have otherwise over-looked. Many of these activities also create space for students to hear about how they're different from one another, and to take time to process and appreciate that diversity.
Morning meetings for secondary students can be trickier than in classrooms with younger learners, so a good mix of movement, fun, pop culture, and reflection are key for supporting these meeting ideas.
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