Course Description

Students have greater success in school when they have built relationships with other students and adults. An effective way to increase trust and cooperation is through morning meetings. In this class you will learn ways to create or expand and strengthen this morning ritual. By starting your day in this positive way students will build confidence and become more invested in their learning. At your pace, you will learn how to implement morning meetings and complete activities that will assist you.  Grades K-6.

Learner Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn about how established morning meetings will help to build their classroom community and free their students to feel safe enough to take risks.
  • Learn each of the components of the morning meeting (greeting, message, activity, sharing) and write detailed plans of how to use each of the activities in their classroom. 
  • See the morning meeting in action (through onlnie videos) and reflect up how they can improve their implementation.


Bachelor’s Degree or instructor’s consent.


“This has been a rewarding class that has helped me getting to know each child and settle them down in an intentional and educational way! I have a lot of activities and files ready for the next 10 years and we love AM Meetings in our class!” —TINT Student
“I’m very excited about Morning Meetings. There is so many great ideas out there and each year I see myself more knowledgeable of what works and what doesn’t (and time it takes), experience and flexibility counts for so much in education. I’m always getting more ideas each year and classes like this one that has forced me to actually read the book from cover to cover gave me even more insight (and of course, ideas). How will I make it my own? Every class is different so I will have to play it by ear. But having the foundation and the basics down is a big one. I know given time I can integrate more curriculum with the activities and morning messages and hopefully inspire my ELL students to take more chances and feel more at home quicker. Thanks for the opportunity to take this class. It has opened my eyes to have more inclusion and be more aware of my ELL students (more than I was already doing), my academic strugglers, and shy students.” —TINT Student
“Ashley, thank you for your immediate(!) responses to my emails. Whether I had a concern or question, or I was turning in an activity, you seemed to be immediately available. Not really sure how you did that.” —TINT Student
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Section Title
Building a Classroom Community
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

The Morning Meeting Book by Roxann Kriete, Northeast Foundation for     Children, Greenfield, MA. 2014 (3rd Edition)
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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