Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Morning Meetings

Morning meetings are an important way to start the school day off on the right foot. They merge social, emotional, and intellectual learning and work to establish a classroom environment of respect and trust. The classroom community, fostered by the morning meetings, allows students to feel safe physically and emotionally. Time is taken to recognize and greet each student, providing them with a sense of significance, and belonging.

The positive and caring environment created by the morning meetings, allows children to become risk takers. When students are not afraid to make mistakes, they are willing to try new experiences and more learning can occur.

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