1. Regarding Checking-in

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Good Morning, today is Tuesday, March 17th and it is now time for our moment of SEL.


This is the Mood Meter. The Mood Meter comes from the evidence-based SEL approach to education. ( Learn more here: http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/ruler-overview/ ) Each morning our students use the Mood Meter to check-in with how they are feeling and communicate that feeling to their teachers and classmates. This is a tool you can also use at home. Left-to-right is Pleasantness and up-and-down is Energy. The higher up you go, the more energy you are feeling. The lower you go, the less energy you are feeling. The areas above center, the Yellow and Red represent higher energy. The areas bellow the center line, the Blue and Green, represent lower energy. The areas left of the center line, the Red and Blue represent lower pleasantness. The areas to the right of the center line represent higher pleasantness. Here is a video I made with elementary students to teach about the Mood Meter in school.

https://seattleschools.wistia.com/medias/rutw2bwywy