The Emotion Check-in is a practice that helps students reflect on their emotions, to better understand how they are feeling.
The Emotion Check-in is run by default at the start of each lesson. You are also able to run a Class Check-in to gain rapid insight into your class' wellbeing or a Prepare for Learning activity to help bring your students into a state where they are ready to learn.
Running a whole class check-in
On an interactive whiteboard or other classroom devices, click the Class Check-in button on the dashboard to bring up a list of your students. Each student can click on their name and respond with how they're feeling. Student responses will be recorded against their name in the Emotion Check-in History.
Running a Prepare for Learning Activity
A Prepare for Learning Activity lets you check in with your students in moments without needing to login on individual devices. It can be used on an interactive whiteboard as a whole class, or with a single student.
To track results against a particular student, please ensure that your students have been added to the class.
- From the dashboard, click the Prepare for Learning button.
- Respond to the first question by selecting a category (the top 5 icons) and then clicking on the emotion that best represents how the student(s) are feeling.
- The student(s) will receive a targeted mindfulness activity, followed by a second question asking how they are feeling now.
- Once complete, the Assign to Student dropdown can be used to track the results against a specific student. This is useful for tracking a student's wellbeing over time, and will appear in the Emotion Check-in History.
Viewing your students' Emotion Check-in responses
Your class's responses to the Emotion Check-in can be viewed in the Emotion Check-in page. To see the class history, you can use the Calendar Icons to select a custom date range and update the report with the Search Icon.