Course DescriptionStudents 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.
- 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.
PrerequisitesBachelor’s Degree or instructor’s consent.
"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."
---Fall 2018 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."
---Summer 2015 Student
"Thank you so much for facilitating this class! I really enjoyed reading this book and I took away a wealth of ideas and strategies! The book and website have a wealth of resources that I know I will be referring back to as the year moves along. This class has inspired me to start fresh with a new outlook of how Morning Meetings can be a democratic, cooperative process that support my classroom philosophy."
---Summer 2013 Student