At Symonds Elementary School in Keene, NH, teachers use morning meetings to develop valuable social-emotional skills, create a culture of respect and trust, and prepare students to learn. The article suggests four key components of a successful morning meeting (based on Responsive Classroom) and lays out a groundwork for success in implementing morning meetings.Source:
“Schools That Work.” Edutopia, August 12, 2015Description:
Morning meetings at Symonds Elementary are a school-wide practice that originated from the Responsive Classroom model, which is based on the idea that students’ social-emotional growth is just as important as their academic growth. Symonds teachers adapt the Responsive Classroom model of a morning meeting to fit their classroom needs, using it to create a classroom culture where students feel safe, supported, and ready to learn.Read the full article here!