Updated: Dec 13, 2020
“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” -Yvonne Woon
Students need to feel acknowledged and welcomed on the individual level to be truly valuable members of the classroom. Finding time to reach out and connect with all participants or students makes everyone more comfortable to share out, speak their truth, and participate. It also allows you to assess how your students are presenting themselves–– Who needs a little bit more attention today? Who is struggling with the current lesson? Who needs a greater challenge?
That’s why this week, we are sharing with you some of our favorite Check-In and Reflection activities, to make your students feel valued at the individual and group level!
The activities we chose for this week use many different environments and metaphors, which can be powerful tools to allow your students to access deeper levels of reflection. Try these activities at the very beginning of the day, or at the end of a lesson!
-Mindful Monday: Internal Weather Report, a fun metaphorical check-in activity to promote sharing. -Together Tuesday: Start, Stop, Continue, an efficient way to check in with students and participants regarding self-guided motivation.
-Wellness Wednesday: Nature Check-In, a check-in that gets you in touch with nature and yourself.
-Thoughtful Thursday: Math Symbols Check-In, to reveal student thinking with a math themed check-in.
-Fun Friday: Emoji Check-In, a fun way to incorporate technology and emojis into virtual group reflections and check-ins.
Download the Kikori App today to learn more about these awesome activities!
For more discussion of check-in reflections, see our blog from April: https://www.kikoriapp.com/post/check-in-with-nature-to-connect-with-your-family-and-yourself Read More: https://www.edutopia.org/article/tools-social-and-emotional-development-online-learning?fbclid=IwAR01ueTF9ptVCueFf2X3I3lLfS-ZSUDwQxHQANElTbZTGZ0bciXu90-bBX8